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Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales (1719-1772), Mother of George III

Sitter associated with 15 portraits
Augusta was the thirteenth child of Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Gotha - a small German state. When she was sixteen she married Frederick, Prince of Wales, the son of George II. Well liked by everyone in England, she had greater skill in politics than she was initially given credit for, and she made particular use of her position as wife of the heir to the throne. After the premature death of her husband, Augusta continued to influence British politics as the mother of George III.

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Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales

by Charles Philips
oil on canvas, circa 1736
On display in the Hall at Beningbrough Hall
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Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales

by John Faber Jr, after Charles Philips
mezzotint, mid 18th century
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D10942

Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales

by J. Johnson, after F. Huysman
mezzotint, before 1736
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Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales

by John Faber Jr, after Charles Philips
mezzotint, (1737)
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Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales

by Thomas Burford, after Charles Philips
mezzotint, mid 18th century
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D32911

King George I and the line of succession

by Johann Sebastian Müller, after Samuel Wale
line engraving, circa 1748
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King George I and the line of succession

by Johann Sebastian Müller, after Samuel Wale
line engraving, circa 1748
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D9121

Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales

by John Faber Jr, after Charles Philips
mezzotint, mid 18th century
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D9122

Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales

by John Faber Jr, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, 1751 (1750)
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D33036

Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales

by Bernard Baron, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
line engraving, 1756
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Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales

by Charles Picart, drawn by Gardner, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Christian Friedrich Zincke
stipple engraving with hand-coloured mount, published 1807
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Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales

by Charles Picart, drawn by Gardner, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Christian Friedrich Zincke
stipple engraving, published 1807
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Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales

by Charles Picart, drawn by Gardner, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Christian Friedrich Zincke
stipple engraving with hand-coloured mount, published 1807
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D19821

Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales

by Johann Sebastian Müller, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
line engraving, published 4 July 1744
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D14088

Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales

published in Gentleman's Magazine
etching, circa 1750-1775
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