A portrait miniature of King William IV (1765-1837)
A portrait miniature of King William IV (1765-1837)

ENGLISH SCHOOL CIRCA 1830 (19th Century )

A portrait miniature of King William IV (1765-1837)

c. 183839 Watercolour on ivory

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£1,200 gbp
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King William IV wearing Garter Robes and gold chain, pillar to the left in the background
set in hexagonal gilt frame surmounted with crown

William IV ( 21 August 1765 – 20 June 1837) was King of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover from 26 June 1830 until his death. He was the third son of George III and younger brother and successor to George IV, and last king and penultimate monarch of Britain's House of Hanover.
He served in the Royal Navy in his youth and was, both during his reign and afterwards, nicknamed the "Sailor King". He served in North America and the Caribbean, but saw little actual fighting. Since his two older brothers died without leaving legitimate issue, he inherited the throne when he was 64 years old. His reign saw several reforms: the poor law was updated, child labour restricted, slavery abolished in nearly all the British Empire, and the British electoral system refashioned by the Reform Act 1832
Height 4.50 cm (1.77 inches)
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watercolour on iovry
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