Ich Dien. George Prince of Wales.
Engraved & Publish'd by Wm. Sharp No.8, Charles Street Middlesex Hospital; & Sold by W. Skelton, Haymarket, Aug: 12.1790.
Engraving and etching. Plate 241 x 165mm. 9½ x 6½". Trimmed to plate, crease at top right corner.
George IV (1762-1830) as Prince of Wales. At this time he was given no official duties by his father King George III. In a bid to gain power he sought to undermine the King by siding with the Whig opposition led by Charles James Fox, and when the King went temporarily insane in 1788, William Pitt proposed a restricted Regency to protect the King's interests. Pitt's Regency Bill was revived during the King's final illness and George IV was sworn Regent in 1811 and crowned King in 1820.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove. Daniell: 80.
[Ref: 25429] £75.00