TITLE: Portrait of George III

OBJECT TYPE: stained glass

OBJECT DESCRIPTION: window

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Stained glass window depicting George III in his coronation robes. Made by James Pearson, 1793.

NUMBER OF ITEMS: 1

PRODUCTION DATE: 1793

PRODUCTION PERIOD: Late 18th Century

DESIGNER: James Pearson

MANUFACTURER: James Pearson (c 1740-1838)

SUBJECT: King George III

DIMENSIONS
Height: 96 inches
Width: 59 inches

HOW ASSOCIATED: Original location

ASSOCIATED PLACE: Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England

LOCATION WITHIN PLACE: above chimney in King's dining room

HOW ASSOCIATED: Portrait this window is copied from

OBJECT NUMBER: ELYGM:L1992.6

Portrait of George III

This monumental image of George III (1760-1820) is a copy in glass of the portrait painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1780. The King is dressed in his coronation robes and is seated in the medieval coronation chair in Westminster Abbey. Pearson's stained glass was much admired for the way in which he cut large pieces of glass so that the leads could be hidden in the design. His approach to design was not unlike that of medieval glass-painters, although his painting technique, using coloured enamel pigments, was quite different.