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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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D10847

A Wooden Substitute, or Any Port in a Storm

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
coloured etching, published 19 January 1821
NPG D10847

D8094

The Man of the Woods & the Cat-o'-mountain (Sir Matthew Wood, Bt; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick)

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 27 March 1821
NPG D8094

D17898a

'Tent-ation.' (Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick; Bartolomeo Pergami)

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 25 June 1821
NPG D17898a

D17900

Grand Entrance to Bamboozl'em

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published February 1821
NPG D17900

D17902

The Royal Extinguisher, or the King of Brobdingnag & the Lilliputians

by George Cruikshank, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 7 April 1821
NPG D17902

D17903a

An Arm-Full of Love (Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick; Bartolomeo Pergami)

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 30 April 1821
NPG D17903a

D17904a

Returning Justice lifts aloft her Scale

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 1 June 1821
NPG D17904a

D17903b

Mother Cole (Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick; Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Bt)

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 26 July 1821
NPG D17903b

D17904b

A parting Hug at St Omer!

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 1 June 1821
NPG D17904b

D17905

Lucifera's Procession. Fairy-Queen

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 12 May 1821
NPG D17905

D17906a

A Wooden Substitute, or Any Port in a Storm

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 19 January 1821
NPG D17906a

D17906b

The Choice of Hercules (Bartolomeo Pergami; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick)

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 24 May 1821
NPG D17906b

D17907a

Design for a New Coat of Arms. Dedicated to Mothers Wood, Windsor & Co. & all the Fancy Queens.

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 1 May 1821
NPG D17907a

D17908

Delicious Dreams!

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 30 April 1821
NPG D17908

D17909a

Modesty! (Bartolomeo Pergami; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick)

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 7 June 1821
NPG D17909a

D17910

The Effusions of a Troubled Brain, or Evil communications corrupt good Manners

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 10 July 1821
NPG D17910