|Dimensions||Image 157 x 210 mm, Plate 175 x 227 mm, Sheet 203 x 260 mm|
A depiction of the coronation banquet held for King George III, with the king and his queen Charlotte, seated at the high table, and the King's champion approaching the high table in a ceremonial procession. Full title reads: A Perspective View of the inside of Westminster Hall, showing how the King & Queen with the Nobility & others sat at Dinner on the Day of the Coronation. Also the manner of the Champion's performing the Ceremony of the Challenge
King George III (1738-1820), was the eldest son of Frederick, Prince of Wales, and the first Hanoverian King to be born and bred in England. His reign from 1760 to 1820 was one of the longest and most eventful in modern times. Although plagued by apparent bouts of insanity, he maintained a meticulous personal interest in government until 1811. A patron of the arts and sciences, he amassed an extensive library and fostered an interest in agriculture. His obstinate attitude towards the demands of the American colonies led to the loss of these territories and the close of the first British Empire.
Condition: Overall time toning and surface dirt build up. Creasing and slight tearing to edges and centre of sheet.