C. Rosenberg, George III raising hat to John Moore, silhouette
Lot 19
C. Rosenberg, George III raising hat to John Moore, silhouette
Sold for £2,868 (US$ 4,820) inc. premium
Lot Details
Charles Rosenberg (British,, 1745-1844)
'Church and King', a silhouette of George III (1738-1820), profile to the left, seated astride his horse, wearing uniform, coat with epaulette and decorated with chevrons, his cross belt with belt plate bearing royal insignia, the breast star of the Order of the Garter, he raises his fantail hat to John Moore (1729-1805), profile to the right, wearing frock coat and holding his fantail hat.

painted on flat glass with details in Naples Yellow and gold, , verre églomisé border titled CHURCH AND KING, gilded wood frame with acanthus border.
Rectangular, 260mm (10 1/4in) high


  • For two variants of the present lot see S.McKechnie, pp.600-1, ill.nos. 1163 & 1164.

    After his ordination John Moore was tutor to the 3rd Duke of Marlborough’s sons, a patronage that was to later help his career. After the death of his first wife, he married Catherine, daughter of Sir Robert Eden Bart., a match that brought him into the circle of a highly political family. Moore became Dean of Canterbury at the request of the 4th Duke of Marlborough, but resigned after less than 4 years to become Bishop of Bangor. In 1783 he became Archbishop of Canterbury.
    His primacy was steady and cautious, focussing on the defence of the establishment.
    Throughout his primacy Moore's administrative competence, astute patronage, and impeccable orthodoxy made him many friends and few enemies. His relationship with the royal family was cordial and he married the Prince of Wales to Princess Caroline of Brunswick in 1795.
    He died at Lambeth Palace on 18 January 1805 after some months of senility, and he was buried in Lambeth church on 25 January after a ceremonial funeral.
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