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A Georgian Engraving Print Of King George IV 1829.

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Sold by: Albion House Antiques

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A large and impressive full length copper engraving of King George IV.
Engraved by William Finden (1787 - 1852) after the famous painting by the foremost portraitist of his time Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769 - 1830) and published in London in 1829, the year before George died.
This remarkably informal portrait depicts the king sitting on a voluminous chaise lounge resplendent in an array of royal regalia, the Garter star pinned to his breast with the garter about his leg and the Order of the Golden Fleece on a ribbon about his neck.
His top hat and gloves with state papers beside him, an ormolu table to his left, drapery behind and a beautiful garden view beyond.
This was the largest engraved plate ever executed by Finden and he was paid the enormous sum of two thousand guineas for it. A sum larger than had ever before been paid for an engraved portrait.
The original painting was given by the King to his mistress Lady Conyngham and now hangs in The Wallace Collection in Londonís West End.
There are a couple subtle historic repairs to the surface of the print. please see the last two detail photos. These however do not distract from this imposing engraving.
Within a handsome period ogee walnut veneered frame. One of two knocks to the frame but no major loses.
There maybe some reflections in the glass, these are not faults.
Publication details below image:
Painted by Sir Thomas Lawrence P.R.A. &c &c &c / Engraved by William Finden /
London Published January 1, 1829 by Moon, Boys & Graves, Printsellers to the King, 6, Pall Mall.
Frame size approx: 29 1/4 ins. by 21 ins. (74 cm. by 53.5 cm.)
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Georgian.


Height = 74 cm (29.1")
Width = 53.5 cm (21.1")
Depth = 2.5 cm (1.0")

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