Caricatures of George IV and his circle by Various

A collection of 235 prints from Lord Baker's extensive collection of caricatures of George IV in his roles as Prince of Wales, Prince Regent and King, plus George IV's circle.


Etchings & engravings
Art Fund grant:
£14,624 ( Total: £58,870)
Acquired in:
Lord Baker of Dorking

The collection includes material relating to events in George IV's life as well as prints of George IV's wife Caroline, his numerous mistresses, and his brothers. The prints offer an insight not only into the politics, but also into the costume, manner, and social life of the Regency period. Highlights include 14 prints by James Gillray; 4 prints by Thomas Rowlandson (including main illustration) and 30 prints by George Cruikshank.


Andrew Edmunds Prints & Drawings/Christie's/Graham Saville/Sotheby's/Special Auction Services; Lord Baker.

Venue details

The Royal Pavilion Pavilion Gardens, BRIGHTON East Sussex BN1 1EE 03000 290 900

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £13)

1 Apr – 30 Sep Daily, 9.30am – 5.45pm (last admission 5.15pm) 1 Oct – 31 Mar Daily, 10am – 5.15pm (last admission 4.30pm) Closed 25 – 26 Dec