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M.r William Austin, Drawing Master of Brighton.
M.r William Austin, Drawing Master of Brighton. This Print is humbly dedicated to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales with every mark of respect by his Highnesses much obliged & very humble Servant. W. Austin.
Edm.d Scott del.t. Ja.s Godby sculp.t.
Published as the Act directs March 25 1809 by W. Austin, No.20, Great Russell Street Brighton.
A fine stipple. Plate: 215 x 290mm (8½ x 11½"), very large margins. Dusty.
A seated portrait of drawing master and caricaturist William Austin (1721-1820). A pupil of George Bickham, Austin worked first as an artist and then as a drawing master in Brighton, he also owned a print shop which sold caricatures many of which supported Charles James Fox. Austin is shown holding a folio titled 'Patriotic Elections, Westminster, Middlesex, Surrey and Bedford' while a portfolio labelled 'Portraits of Mr Fox and other illustrious Characters' leans up against a table.
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His Most Gracious Majesty George the Fourth
His Most Gracious Majesty George the Fourth Dedicated by Permission to His Royal Highness the Duke of York By His Royal Highnesses obedient Humble Servant, Charles James Scott.
Engraved by Thomas F. Ranson, from a Drawing by the Late Edmund Scott.
Published by C.J. Scott, 2 Bond Street, Brighton, and by Messrs. Colnaghi & Co. Cockspur Street, London. [n.d. c.1820 - 1828]
Line engraving. 423 x 300mm. 16" 2/3 x 11¾".
George IV (George Augustus Frederick; 12 August 1762 26 June 1830) was king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Hanover from 29 January 1820 until his death. He had earlier served as The Prince Regent when his father, George III, suffered from a relapse into insanity from an illness that is now suspected to have been porphyria. The Regency, George's nine-year tenure as Prince Regent, which commenced in 1811 and ended with George III's death in 1820, was marked by victory in the Napoleonic Wars in Europe. George was a stubborn monarch, often interfering in politics, especially in the matter of Catholic emancipation, though not as much as his father. For most of George's regency and reign, Lord Liverpool controlled the government as Prime Minister. George is remembered largely for the extravagant lifestyle that he maintained as prince and monarch. By 1797 his weight had reached 17 stone 7 pounds (111 kg or 245 lb), and by 1824 his corset was made for a waist of 50 inches (127 cm). He had a poor relationship with both his father and his wife, Caroline of Brunswick, whom he even forbade to attend his coronation. He was a patron of new forms of leisure, style and taste. He commissioned architects John Nash to build the Royal Pavilion in Brighton and remodel Buckingham Palace, and Sir Jeffry Wyatville to rebuild Windsor Castle. He was largely instrumental in the foundation of the National Gallery, London and King's College London.
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