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George I, 1660-1727

Fine art

Object connections:

Collection Fine art, Oil paintings
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: King George I

Object details:

Object ID BHC2709
Description The king is depicted wearing coronation robes and a dark full-bottomed wig, his right hand resting on the Sovereign’s Orb. The portrait is said to have been presented to James Vernon (father of Admiral Edward 'Grog' Vernon) by the king. It is inscribed on the back ‘A present from ye Royal Family’. Most of Kneller’s output is likely to have originated from the accession in 1714, and from very few sittings.
Date made After 1714

Artist/Maker style of Sir Godfrey Kneller
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials oil on canvas
Measurements Frame: 1453 mm x 1264 mm x 78 mm;Painting: 1270 mm x 1015 mm
  • George I, 1660-1727 (BHC2709)
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