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Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales (1796-1817), Daughter of George IV

Sitter associated with 48 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 Richard Golding, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
line engraving, circa 1822 (1817)
NPG D22138


Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Cosmo Armstrong, after Sir Thomas Lawrence, and by R. Halliwell
line engraving, published 1 January 1826 (1817)
NPG D33523


San Leopoldo Matamoros or The Princess Charlotte's Own, charging the Holy Alliance

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 3 June 1830
NPG D41002


Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, published by Colnaghi, Son & Co, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published May 1831
NPG D33511


Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by John Samuel Agar, published by Colnaghi & Co, after Charlotte Jones
stipple engraving, published 21 March 1814
NPG D19159


Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Robert Hicks, published by Nuttall, Fisher & Dixon
stipple engraving, published 1 January 1818
NPG D16051


'First interview of the Princess Charlotte with Prince Leopold'

by T. Dixon, published by Nuttall, Fisher & Dixon, after William Marshall Craig
line engraving, published March 1818
NPG D16054