Issac Gosset (1713-1799) was the sixth son of Jean Gosset, a Huguenot from Normandy who had settled in Jersey. He trained in London as a frame-carver and wax-modeller with his uncle Matthew Gosset (1683-1744) of Poland Street, Soho. Gosset was one of the most established 18th century modellers in wax and exhibited at the Society of Artists from 1760 to 1778.
George III (1738-1820) was the first Hanoverian King to be born and raised in England. He married German princess, Charlotte of Mecklenberg-Strelitz (1744-1818) in 1761 and they had fifteen children. Plagued by bouts of porphyria, a hereditary illness, he withdrew from public life in 1811 when the Regency began.