10 December 2002
RICHARD COLLINS (1755-1831)
King George III (1738-1820), facing right in Windsor uniform, blue coat with red collar and gold button loops, white waistcoat with gold buttons and shirt, wearing the blue sash and breast star of the Order of the Garter, powdered wig en queue
signed on the backing paper '755. [Rd] Collins pinxit . principal Pain ter in Enamel to his Majesty by the King's special appointme[nt]'
oval, 1 7/8 in. (47 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame
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For other miniatures of George III by Richard Collins, see R. Walker, The Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century Miniatures in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen, Cambridge, 1992, no. 165, illustrated p. 83 and no. 166-167, illustrated p. 84.
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