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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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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

206

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Richard Woodman
watercolour, circa 1816
NPG 206

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

1530

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

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

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

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

D10848

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

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

D12842

'The guardian-angel'

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

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

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

D8120

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

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

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

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

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

D33520

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

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

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

D8119

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

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