Georgius D.G. Mag: Britanniae Franciae et Hiberniae Rex Fidei Defensor Brun: et Lunen: Dux S.R.I. Arch: Thesau: et Princeps Elector &c. Inauguratus XX die Octobris 1714.
Fine mezzotint. Mounted on an album page. Image 348 x 250mm. 13¾ x 9¾". Cut and laid on sheet.
King George I (1660-1727); reigned 1714-27. The great-grandson of James I; he became King in 1714 at the death of Queen Anne under the terms of the Act of Settlement which was designed to ensure a Protestant succession. His coronation was followed by the ill-prepared 1715 Jacobite Rising in Scotland. A distinguished soldier and Elector of Hanover from 1698, George I continued to spend much of his time at Hanover after his accession to the British throne.
From the Belton House Collection assembled in the 18th Century by the Rt. Hon. John Ld. Brownlow, Baron Charleville, & Viscount Tyrconnel in the Kingdom of Ireland. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lenno
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