[King George III] When the ear heard him, ... but his name liveth evermore.To the British Nation, this Print of the Father of his People, is most respectfully dedicated by Samuel. W. Reynolds.
Mezzotint with etching, large margins, retouched plate with inscription in open letters. 410 x 300mm, 16¼ x 11¾". Closed tear into lower left corner of plate.
Portrait of George III (1738 - 1820) as a bearded, blind old man; seated in an armchair, in profile towards left, his right elbow on a table decorated with arms and his hand supporting his chin. The king is dressed in ermine-trimmed robes, and in the background on the left, a partial view of an organ. Samuel William Reynolds (1773 - 1835).
Whitman 102, II. See item Ref: 27077 for Charles Turner's portrait of the old king, published a few days later (same sitting?).
[Ref: 27221] £130.00