This Portrait of The Most Excellent The Prince Regent, is by permission dedicated To Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Charlott of Great Britain, &c. &c. &c. On her Majesty's Auspicious Natal Day 1814. by her Majesty's most dutiful and obliged humbleServants, C. Rosenberg & Son.
Pubd. Jan 18 1814, for C. Rosenberg & Son, Bath, by Colnaghi & Co. Cockspur Street, London.
Stipple. Plate 330 x 255mm. 13 x 10". Uncut.
King George IV (1762-1830). George, Prince of Wales was given no official duties by his father King George III. Jockeying for power, he sought to undermine the King by siding with the Whig opposition led by Charles James Fox. When the King went temporarily insane in 1788 William Pitt, the Tory Prime Minister, proposed a restricted Regency to protect the King's interests. The King's recovery three months later ended the 'Regency Crisis'. Pitt's Regency Bill was revived during the King's final illness. George was sworn Regent in 1811, crowned King in 1820 and ruled until 1830.
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