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Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick (1768-1821), Queen of George IV

Sitter in 89 portraits
Married George, Prince of Wales in 1795 but he was already secretly married to Mrs Fitzherbert, only agreeing to the arranged marriage to salvage his financial position. He abandoned her just after the birth of their daughter Princess Charlotte. Caroline repaid her husband by leading a life of bawdy behaviour. Her travels took her around the Mediterranean, including Tunis, Jerusalem, Ephesus and Constantinople. In 1820 her husband wanted to divorce her so she was tried in the House of Lords for adultery, but acquitted. In July 1821 she was refused entry to George IV's coronation and died a fortnight later of shock. On her death her body was shipped back to Brunswick, her birthplace.

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D13023

'The Jersey smuggler detected; - or - good cause for (separation) discontent'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 24 May 1796
NPG D13023

D12613

'The bridal night'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 18 May 1797
NPG D12613

D20038

King George IV; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by Michael Sloane, published by Luigi Schiavonetti, after Richard Cosway
stipple engraving, published 12 April 1797
NPG D20038

D10848

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Richard Cosway
stipple engraving, published 1799
NPG D10848

D8091

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

after Unknown artist
hand-coloured stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D8091

D8093

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

after Unknown artist
coloured engraving, early 19th century
NPG D8093

D33360

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by Marie Anne Bourlier, published by Edward Harding, after Sir William Beechey
stipple engraving, published 19 May 1806
NPG D33360

D17897

R-y-l Condescension - or a Foreign Minister admonished! - April 1817

by George Cruikshank, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 15 September 1817
NPG D17897

D17899

A R-Y-L Visit to a Foreign Capital or, The Ambassador not at home - !! - April 1817

by George Cruikshank, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 15 September 1817
NPG D17899

D33361

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by and published by Henry Meyer, after James Lonsdale
stipple and line engraving, published 27 November 1820
NPG D33361

D33362

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by and published by Henry Meyer, after James Lonsdale
stipple and line engraving, published 27 November 1820
NPG D33362

D33363

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by Robert Cooper, after Abraham Wivell
stipple engraving, published 1820
NPG D33363

D10809

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by and published by Richard Dighton
etching, published 1820
NPG D10809

D11321

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by and published by William Say, after Arthur William Devis
mezzotint, published 1820
NPG D11321

D17911

Steward's Court of the Manor of Torre Devon

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published December 1820
NPG D17911

D17912a

The Saint! (Bartolomeo Pergami; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick)

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 9 December 1820
NPG D17912a

D17928

The Time Piece! & Cunning Jack o' both sides

possibly by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, published by George Humphrey
etching, published June 1820
NPG D17928