Oil painting on canvas, King George IV (1762-1830) by Thomas Beach (Milton Abbas 1738 – Dorchester 1806), traditionally ascribed to John Hoppner RA (London 1758 – London 1810), circa 1800. A three-quarter-length portrait, facing, looking towards his right. With high white stock, blue and yellow striped waistcoat, red coat with gold buttons and garter star. In his left hand a top hat, left elbow leaning on the plinth of a column. Sky behind.
By descent from the Reverend Augustus Fitzclarence (1805-1854), Rector of Mapledurham, Chaplain to Queen Victoria; his eldest daughter, Dorothea (1845 -1870), who in 1863 married Captain Thomas William Goff (d. 1876), of Oakport, Co. Roscommon, Ireland; his son, Major [Thomas] Clarence [Edward] Goff (1867 -1949); by whom given, along with The Courts, Holt, Wiltshire, and its other contents, to the National Trust in 1943
The Courts, The Goff Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
Thomas Beach (Milton Abbas 1738 – Dorchester 1806), artist
previously catalogued as attributed to John Hoppner, RA (London 1758 – London 1810), artist
The Georgians, British Library, London, 2013 - 2014
The Georgians Revealed Life, Style and the Makiong of Modern Britain, The British Library, 8 Nov 2013 – 11 Mar 2014