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Guess Who…

Can you guess who this is?


Based on a portrait by Johann Zoffany (that ought to be a hint:).

This portrait study is of King George III

Fun Fact:
Many people wonder why audiences stand during the Hallelujah Chorus of Handel’s “The Messiah”.

It started on the first performance when King George II, father of this man, became so overcome with emotion he stood out of respect to God. Because no one was allowed to sit while the king was standing, the audience rose to their feet as well.

King George III, depicted here, continued on this tradition. George continued to hold Handel as his favorite musician throughout his life and frequently attended his performances.

[Study is loosely based on a portrait by Johann Zoffany]