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Engraver Charles Grignion, I British
After William Hogarth British
Sitter George III, King of Great Britain and Ireland British

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Frontispiece to the catalogue of the pictures exhibited by the Society of Artists, at their first exhibition in Spring Gardens. Britannia stands in a rocky landscape, leaning on her spear as she waters three trees labeled "Painting", "Sculpture" and "Architecture." Behind her at right is a portrait bust of George III in a niche surmounted by a crown. This adorns a fountain which spouts water from a lion head to replenish Britannia's watering can. The bust is identified with lettered text: "Georgius III Rex. MDCCLXI." This second version of the print was re-engraved by Grignion and published in 1761.

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