Oil on canvas; 10 5/8 x 8 7/8 in. (29 x 22.5 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.
Portrait of an Artist, c. 1786
[King] George was unswervingly loyal to people he trusted and ideas he believed to be true; and he behaved in ways that a modern psychologist might interpret as obsessive. As a young man he would, for example, eat virtually the same dinner every day of his adult life (bread, soup, beets or turnips, and mutton — varying only on Sundays, when he allowed himself roast beef). The regularity of his tastes bespoke a deeper hunger for order.