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After Sir William Beechey, R.A. and James Ward, R.A.
After Sir William Beechey, R.A. and James Ward, R.A.

An equestrian portrait of George III (1738-1820), in uniform, wearing the Star of the Garter

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After Sir William Beechey, R.A. and James Ward, R.A.
An equestrian portrait of George III (1738-1820), in uniform, wearing the Star of the Garter
oil on canvas
26¼ x 22½ in. (66.6 x 57.2 cm.)
Provenance
Lenygon & Morant, where acquired on 23 May 1934 (£43).
Literature
'Avenue House, Ampthill, Bedfordshire: The Residence of Professor A.E. Richardson, P.R.A., and Mrs. Richardson', Antique Collector, XXVI, February 1955, p. 9, illustrated in a view of the morning-room.

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This equestrian portrait is based on Beechey's King George III and the Prince of Wales reviewing troops, which was painted in 1798 and destroyed in the fire at Windsor Castle in 1992.

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