HAVELL, Robert I (1769-1832) and Robert Havell II (1793-1878)
George IV's Embarkation at Kingstown on the 3rd September 1821
London and Dublin: Hurst Robinson & Co., and R, Milliken and Allen & Sons, March 1823. Aquatint and etching, hand-colored, on wove paper, partial watermark "J Whatman" Sheet size: 15 x 23¾ inches.
George IV's coronation took place in Westminster Abbey in 1821 and will always be remembered for the scandalous attempt of the King's disgraced Queen to force her way into the ceremony, from which she had been barred, to be crowned. The King's discomfort was permanently relieved when in August she died.
Immediately after her death, George IV began a Royal tour, starting in Ireland; where he landed on September 3rd at Dunleary, a port which lies at the southern extremity of Dublin bay, whence he traveled by land to Dublin. In honor of the visit, Dunleary was immediately renamed Kingstown.