This 1822 oil on canvas portrait painting by English painter Sir Thomas Lawrence is of King George IV of England.
Analysis of Lawrence’s Portrait of King George IV
Thomas Lawrence was the President of the Royal Academy at the time this portrait was painted and King George IV was an avid art collector himself. Thomas Lawrence would create a number of portraits for him during his reign.
- King George IV reigned from 29 January 1820 – 26 June 1830, just ten years
- King George IV was 60 years old at the time of this portrait and two years into his reign
- Lawrence painted this portrait at 53 years of age
- Thomas Lawrence also painted King George IV’s Coronation portrait
Thomas Lawrence’s King George IV can be found in the Wallace Collection in London, United Kingdom.