King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and King of Hanover (q.v. William IV).
This person is the subject of ongoing research. We have started by researching their relationship to the enslavement of people.
An 1824 proclamation by King George IV asserted that the ‘Slave Population … will be undeserving of Our Protection if they shall fail to render entire Submission to the Laws, as well as dutiful Obedience to their Masters’. (Graham Jevon, ‘The Legacy of Slavery: A 19th Century Newspaper and 21st Century Racial Inequity’, British Library: Endangered Archives Blog [online], 17 June 2020, <https://blogs.bl.uk/endangeredarchives/2020/06/the-legacy-of-slavery-a-19th-century-newspaper-and-21st-century-racial-inequity.html> accessed 29 July 2021.)
No known connections with abolition.
National Gallery painting connections
Donor: presented in 1829: NG132 (now at Tate, N00132).
D. B. Brown, 'Hanover, House of family (4) George IV, King of Great Britain [George, Prince of Wales; Prince Regent; George IV, King of Hanover]', in J. Turner et al. (eds), Grove Art Online, Oxford 1998-, https://doi.org/10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.T036515
Checked and found — Item on publisher's website
History of Parliament Trust (ed.), The History of Parliament: British Political, Social & Local History, London 1964-, https://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/
Checked and not found — Item on publisher's website