Oil on canvas
Framed: 152 x 127 x 9.5 cm (59 13/16 x 50 x 3 3/4 in.); Unframed: 126.5 x 101 cm (49 13/16 x 39 3/4 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence S. Robbins 1952.17
Over the king's shoulder is a cape trimmed with ermine, a fur associated with royalty.
King George III commissioned more than 80 paintings from West, including this portrait that celebrates his military leadership by presenting him in a suit of armor. Such an image likely was intended to bolster George III's reputation, which had been tarnished the previous year when he was forced to formally recognize American independence.
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