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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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D17927

Caroline Fair, or Mat Pudding and his Mountebank

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, 16 April 1821
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D17929

The C-R-L--E Column (Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Bt; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick; Bartolomeo Pergami)

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 28 February 1821
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D33165

A Tribute of Respect to his late Majesty King George the Third

by G. Murray, by W. Morrison, published by Robert Bowyer, after Thomas Stothard, after James Stephanoff
stipple and line engraving, published 1822
NPG D33165

D16088

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by Peltro William Tomkins, published by J.F. Tomkins, after Anton Hansch
stipple engraving, published 27 January 1795
NPG D16088

D19168

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by Unknown artist, published by John Fairburn
mezzotint, published 24 February 1795
NPG D19168

D15689

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

published by Robert Laurie, published by James Whittle
roulette work, published 1 December 1796
NPG D15689

D16089

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

possibly by Robert Hicks, published by Nuttall, Fisher & Dixon
stipple engraving, published 20 February 1818
NPG D16089