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Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

(1796-1817), Daughter of George IV

Sitter associated with 49 portraits
Charlotte's parents separated a few months after her birth, their marriage having lasted only a year. Charlotte was brought up by governesses and saw little of her mother. Contemporary descriptions of Princess Charlotte suggest that she was a 'well-set, young beautiful woman' with a masculine manner. Sir Thomas Lawrence found her 'wanting in elegance of deportment', but noted that 'if she does nothing gracefully, she does everything kindly'. She married Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg in 1816. They enjoyed only a few months of happiness before she died in childbirth the following year. Public grief at her death was heightened by the universal scorn felt for the rest of the royal family.

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Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Samuel Percy - NPG 3086

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Samuel Percy
coloured wax relief, 1814
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3086

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Richard Woodman - NPG 206

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Richard Woodman
watercolour, circa 1816
NPG 206

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by George Dawe - NPG 51

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by George Dawe
oil on canvas, 1817
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 51

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales; Leopold I, King of the Belgians, by William Thomas Fry, after  George Dawe - NPG 1530

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales; Leopold I, King of the Belgians

by William Thomas Fry, after George Dawe
coloured engraving, (1817)
NPG 1530

'The presentation - or - the wise men's offering', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12553

'The presentation - or - the wise men's offering'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 January 1796
NPG D12553

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by  Gaetano Stefano Bartolozzi, after  Richard Cosway - NPG D15606

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by Gaetano Stefano Bartolozzi, after Richard Cosway
stipple engraving, published 15 May 1797
NPG D15606

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, by Francesco Bartolozzi, after  Richard Cosway - NPG D10848

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

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

'The guardian-angel', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12842

'The guardian-angel'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 22 April 1805
NPG D12842

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Marie Anne Bourlier, published by  Edward Harding, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D33512

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Marie Anne Bourlier, published by Edward Harding, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 19 May 1806
NPG D33512

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Marie Anne Bourlier, published by  John Bell, after  Richard Cosway - NPG D8117

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Marie Anne Bourlier, published by John Bell, after Richard Cosway
stipple engraving printed in colours, published 1 March 1807 (January 1807)
NPG D8117

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by John Samuel Agar, after  Charlotte Jones - NPG D8120

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by John Samuel Agar, after Charlotte Jones
stipple engraving, published 21 March 1814
NPG D8120

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by John Samuel Agar, published by  Colnaghi & Co, after  Charlotte Jones - NPG D8141

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by John Samuel Agar, published by Colnaghi & Co, after Charlotte Jones
stipple engraving, published 21 March 1814
NPG D8141

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Robert Cooper, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG D33513

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Robert Cooper, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Alfred Edward Chalon
stipple engraving, published 4 June 1816
NPG D33513

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Henry Meyer, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG D33514

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Henry Meyer, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Alfred Edward Chalon
stipple engraving, published 21 October 1816
NPG D33514

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after and published by  Sir George Hayter - NPG D33520

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after and published by Sir George Hayter
stipple engraving, 1816
NPG D33520

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after and published by  Sir George Hayter - NPG D8118

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after and published by Sir George Hayter
stipple engraving, published 1 December 1816
NPG D8118

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after  Sir George Hayter - NPG D8119

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after Sir George Hayter
stipple engraving, published 1816
NPG D8119

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by John Kennerley - NPG D8121

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by John Kennerley
hand-coloured stipple engraving, 1816 or after
NPG D8121

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Henry Meyer, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG D15867

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Henry Meyer, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Alfred Edward Chalon
stipple engraving, published 22 October 1816
NPG D15867

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Robert Cooper, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG D19683

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Robert Cooper, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Alfred Edward Chalon
stipple engraving, published 4 June 1816
NPG D19683

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Henry Meyer, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG D22137

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Henry Meyer, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Alfred Edward Chalon
stipple engraving, published 22 October 1816
NPG D22137

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Robert Cooper, after  George Dawe - NPG D33516

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Robert Cooper, after George Dawe
stipple and line engraving, (1817)
NPG D33516

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, after Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D33521

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving with gouache, (1817)
NPG D33521

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales; Leopold I, King of the Belgians, published by J. Booth, after  Unknown artist - NPG D33525

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales; Leopold I, King of the Belgians

published by J. Booth, after Unknown artist
stipple and line engraving, published 15 December 1817
NPG D33525

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Charles Turner, after  Unknown artist - NPG D8122

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Charles Turner, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, published 1817
NPG D8122

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by William Say, published by and after  George Dawe - NPG D18711

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by William Say, published by and after George Dawe
mezzotint, published 1 December 1817 (October 1817)
NPG D18711

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Henry Edward Dawe, and by  Thomas Hodgetts, after  George Dawe - NPG D33515

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Henry Edward Dawe, and by Thomas Hodgetts, after George Dawe
mezzotint, published 12 January 1818 (1817)
NPG D33515

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Samuel William Reynolds, after and published by  George Dawe - NPG D33517

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Samuel William Reynolds, after and published by George Dawe
mezzotint, 10 March 1818 (1817)
NPG D33517

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Samuel William Reynolds, after and published by  George Dawe - NPG D33518

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Samuel William Reynolds, after and published by George Dawe
mezzotint, 10 March 1818 (1817)
NPG D33518

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Robert Cooper, published by  George Smeeton, after  John Massey Wright - NPG D33519

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Robert Cooper, published by George Smeeton, after John Massey Wright
stipple engraving, published 12 September 1818
NPG D33519

'Apotheosis of Her Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales', by Fry & Wright, after  Edward Francisco Burney, after  R.P. Read - NPG D33524

'Apotheosis of Her Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales'

by Fry & Wright, after Edward Francisco Burney, after R.P. Read
stipple engraving, published 25 April 1818
NPG D33524

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales; Leopold I, King of the Belgians, by William Thomas Fry, published by and after  George Dawe - NPG D33526

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales; Leopold I, King of the Belgians

by William Thomas Fry, published by and after George Dawe
stipple engraving, published 6 April 1818 (1817)
NPG D33526

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Miss Roberts, published by  Robert Miller - NPG D8116

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Miss Roberts, published by Robert Miller
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 26 January 1818
NPG D8116

'Marriage of the Princess Charlotte of Wales to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Cobourg', by Robert Hicks, published by  Nuttall, Fisher & Dixon, after  William Marshall Craig - NPG D16053

'Marriage of the Princess Charlotte of Wales to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Cobourg'

by Robert Hicks, published by Nuttall, Fisher & Dixon, after William Marshall Craig
stipple and line engraving, published April 1818
NPG D16053

The Funeral Ceremony of Her Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte of Wales and Saxe Coburg, by Thomas Sutherland, after  Charles Wild, and after  James Stephanoff - NPG D20919

The Funeral Ceremony of Her Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte of Wales and Saxe Coburg

by Thomas Sutherland, after Charles Wild, and after James Stephanoff
hand-coloured lithograph, Published 1818
NPG D20919

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Henry Bone, after  Sir George Hayter - NPG D17734

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Henry Bone, after Sir George Hayter
pen and ink, 1822 (1816)
NPG D17734

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Richard Golding, published by  Colnaghi & Co, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D33522

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Richard Golding, published by Colnaghi & Co, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
line engraving, published 1 January 1822 (1817)
NPG D33522

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