Portrait of King George IV, painted by Sir Thomas Laurence. Portrait of George IV of the United Kingdom in the robes of the Order of the Garter as Prince Regent, 1816, by Sir Thomas Laurence.
From Vatican Museums Online: "The painting, signed and dated 1816, shows the Prince Regent, the future king George IV of England, and it was probably given by him to Pius VII ( pontiff from 1800 to 1823) after his ascent to the throne of England (1820) in the climate of cooperation that was established between the United Kingdom and the Holy See on the morrow of the fall of Napoleon."
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