King George I
King George I

ENGLISH SCHOOL (18th Century )

King George I

c. 1714 United Kingdom

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King George I (1660-1727), in state robes, with chain of office and lace jabot
in the original ebonised pearwood frame with ring suspension

The miniature appears to based on the oil painting by Sir Godfrey Kneller, painted in 1714 the year of his ascenion.
At the age of 54, (1714) after the death of Queen Anne of Great Britain, George ascended the British throne as the first monarch of the House of Hanover. Although over fifty Roman Catholics bore closer blood relationships to Anne, the Act of Settlement 1701 prohibited Catholics from inheriting the British throne; George was Anne's closest living Protestant relative. In reaction, Jacobites attempted to depose George and replace him with Anne's Catholic half-brother, James Francis Edward Stuart, but their attempts failed.
During George's reign, the powers of the monarchy diminished and Britain began a transition to the modern system of cabinet government led by a prime minister. Towards the end of his reign, actual power was held by Sir Robert Walpole, now recognised as Britain's first de facto prime minister
English Private Collection
Height 60.00 mm (2.36 inches)
Stock Code
oil on copper
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