King George III in coronation robes by Allan Ramsay

George III

 King George III Coronation portrait by Scottish portrait-painter Allan Ramsay, 1762

King George III was the monarch of Great Britain and Ireland from 1760 until his death in 1820. He is known for his long reign, which saw significant changes in the political and social landscape of Britain, including the American Revolution and the Industrial Revolution.

One of the most famous portraits of King George III is his Coronation portrait, painted by Scottish painter Allan Ramsay (1713-1784) in 1762. In this portrait, the king is shown wearing the full regalia of the Order of the Garter, with a large red velvet cloak lined with ermine and a crown on his head.

The British monarch holds the scepter and the orb, traditional symbols of royal power. The portrait is known for its attention to detail, particularly in the rendering of the king’s face, which is shown in a highly realistic and lifelike manner. The portrait is part of the Royal Collection and is currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Coronation of King George III

The coronation of King George III took place on September 22, 1761, at Westminster Abbey in London, England. George III ascended to the throne on October 25, 1760, after the death of his grandfather, King George II. His coronation was delayed due to his young age at the time of his accession, as he was only 22 years old. The coronation was a grand event, with many elaborate ceremonies and processions, and was attended by thousands of people from all over the country.