George 111 Wax Portrait
Pyke records that Burch, (1730- 1814), was appointed engraver to the King in 1788. He worked in wax for Tassie and Wedgwood for whom he modeled portraits of George 111 and Queen Charlotte. see Riley and Savage p. 166/G, this model.
The example in the Earl of Pembroke's Collection in Wilton House, has written on the back, "Given by George 111's own hand to the Countess of Pembroke April 23 1789."
This was the day of his Thanksgiving Service for his recovery from insanity held at St. Paul's Cathedral.
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