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Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach

(1683-1737), Queen of George II

Sitter in 33 portraits
Caroline Wilhelmina was the daughter of John Frederick of Brandenburg-Ansbach. Her parents died while she was still a child and she spent her early life in Berlin, before marrying Prince George of Hanover, the future King George II, in 1705. She accompanied him to England as Princess of Wales in 1714.

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Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 529

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, (1716)
NPG 529

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach, by Jacopo Amigoni - NPG 4332

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach

by Jacopo Amigoni
oil on canvas, 1735
On display in Room 11 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4332

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach when Princess of Wales, by George Vertue, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D32894

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach when Princess of Wales

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, (1716)
NPG D32894

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach, by John Simon, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D27415

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach

by John Simon, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, (1716)
NPG D27415

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach when Princess of Wales, by John Simon, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D7916

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach when Princess of Wales

by John Simon, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, (1716)
NPG D7916

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach when Princess of Wales, by John Faber Jr, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D7917

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach when Princess of Wales

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, (1716)
NPG D7917

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach, by and published by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D27416

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1717 (1716)
NPG D27416

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach when Princess of Wales, by and published by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D11640

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach when Princess of Wales

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1717 (1716)
NPG D11640

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach when Princess of Wales, by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D7915

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach when Princess of Wales

by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1717
NPG D7915

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach when Queen Caroline, by and published by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D11642

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach when Queen Caroline

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1717-1727
NPG D11642

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach when Queen, by and published by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D11934

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach when Queen

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, after 1717, altered after 1727 (1716)
NPG D11934

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach when Princess of Wales, by and published by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D11935

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach when Princess of Wales

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1717-1727
NPG D11935

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach, by George Vertue, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D20113

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, engraved 1718 (1716)
NPG D20113

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach when Princess of Wales, by and published by George Vertue, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D18166

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach when Princess of Wales

by and published by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
engraving, 1724 (1716)
NPG D18166

The Royal Family of Great Britain, by Unknown artist - NPG D3023

The Royal Family of Great Britain

by Unknown artist
mezzotint, after 1724
NPG D3023

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach, by M. Marrebeeck, published by  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, after  Pieter Stevens van Gunst - NPG D32893

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach

by M. Marrebeeck, published by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, after Pieter Stevens van Gunst
line engraving, published circa 1727-1737 (1716)
NPG D32893

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach, by John Faber Jr, after  Joseph Highmore - NPG D7913

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach

by John Faber Jr, after Joseph Highmore
mezzotint, 1727 or after
NPG D7913

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach, by John Faber Jr, after  Joseph Highmore - NPG D7914

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach

by John Faber Jr, after Joseph Highmore
mezzotint, 1727 or after
NPG D7914

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