Today’s Past/Present post features depictions of King George III. Born June 4, 1738, George William Frederick became King of Great Britain and King of Ireland in 1760, a title he held until the union of the two countries in 1801, when he became King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. During his reign, he saw a victory over France in the Seven Years War, defeat of Napoleon in the Battle of Waterloo, and the loss of American colonies in our war of Independence (just to name a few highlights).
Image on Left: George the Third, King of Great Britain. By Allen Ramsay. Published according to act of Parliament by Ryland & Bryer in Cornhill. Engraving, 1767.
Image on Right: King George the Third. By Thomas Gainsborough. Published by Henry Graves & Co., London. Mezzotint engraving; hand colored, 1870.