Junius Brutus Stearns (1810—85)

by Junius Brutus Stearns (1810—85)

Oil on canvas. Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

by Junius Brutus Stearns (1810—85)

Oil on canvas; 40-1/2 in. x 55 in. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA.

by Junius Brutus Stearns (1810—85)

Oil on cavas; 48 x 36 in. (cm. 121.9 x 91.4).

by Junius Brutus Stearns (1810—85)

Oil on canvas; height: 95.25 cm (37.5 in), width: 137.16 cm (54 in). Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA.

by Junius Brutus Stearns (1810—85)

Oil on canvas; height: 95.25 cm (37.5 in), width: 137.16 cm (54 in). Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA.

[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.

Fred Anderson
Crucible of War: The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754 - 1766 (2000)