Charles Rosenberg (British, 1745-1844) A conversation piece of George III (1738-1820) with William Pitt the younger (1759-1806) and Charles James Fox (1749-1806), the King, profile to the left, wearing uniform, coat with epaulette and decorated with chevrons, breast star of the Order of the Garter, cross belt and gloves, a sword at his left hip, he holds a staff in his left hand and raises his fantail hat with his right; he faces Pitt, who holds a wide-brimmed hat, his back to Fox, who holds a cane and wide-brimmed hat

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Lot 16Y
Charles Rosenberg
(British, 1745-1844)
A conversation piece of George III (1738-1820) with William Pitt the younger (1759-1806) and Charles James Fox (1749-1806), the King, profile to the left, wearing uniform, coat with epaulette and decorated with chevrons, breast star of the Order of the Garter, cross belt and gloves, a sword at his left hip, he holds a staff in his left hand and raises his fantail hat with his right; he faces Pitt, who holds a wide-brimmed hat, his back to Fox, who holds a cane and wide-brimmed hat

Sold for £ 1,320 (US$ 1,593) inc. premium
Charles Rosenberg (British, 1745-1844)
A conversation piece of George III (1738-1820) with William Pitt the younger (1759-1806) and Charles James Fox (1749-1806), the King, profile to the left, wearing uniform, coat with epaulette and decorated with chevrons, breast star of the Order of the Garter, cross belt and gloves, a sword at his left hip, he holds a staff in his left hand and raises his fantail hat with his right; he faces Pitt, who holds a wide-brimmed hat, his back to Fox, who holds a cane and wide-brimmed hat.
Painted on flat glass in colour against a black ground, gilded wood frame, the reverse with trade label no.10.
Rectangular, 165mm (6 1/2in) high
Provenance: Sotheby's, 10 November 1994, Lot 2

Footnotes

  • The present lot is an interesting addition to the known full-length works by Rosenberg centred on a figure of George III. The rivalry between Pitt and Fox dominated Parliament for more than twenty years of George's reign.

    See colour illustration on inside front cover.
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