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George II King England portrait engraving print

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George II


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Original antique portrait print


George II (1683-1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Leneburg (Hanover) and Archtreasurer and Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 until his death. He was the last British monarch to have been born outside Great Britain, and was famous for his numerous conflicts with his father and, subsequently, with his son. As king, he exercised little control over policy in his early reign, the government instead being controlled by Great Britain's de facto first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. Pierre Francois Basan (1723-1797) who was a French engraver and publisher.

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artist Pierre Francois Basan (1723-1797) after Founan
method Copper-line engraving
date C1780
size 105mm by 145mm (platemark) 245mm by 185mm (sheet)
SKU PT1257