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Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach

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Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach, by Jacopo Amigoni, 1735 - NPG 4332 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach

by Jacopo Amigoni
oil on canvas, 1735
96 in. x 60 in. (2439 mm x 1524 mm)
Purchased, 1963
Primary Collection
NPG 4332


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  • Jacopo Amigoni (1682?-1752), Painter. Artist associated with 14 portraits.

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This portrait was commissioned by Queen Caroline in 1735, from the Italian artist Jacopo Amigoni. She presented the picture to her doctor, Richard Mead, in 1736. The Queen has diamonds in her hair and wears a dark blue robe of state lined with ermine. Above her head, two putti hold a crown and a laurel wreath, whilst at her feet two more support a cornucopia, a symbol of plenty, out of which spill the heads of her seven surviving children. More detailed information on this portrait is available in a National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue, John Kerslake's Early Georgian Portraits (1977, out of print).

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  • NPG D14018: Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach (after)
  • NPG D10770: Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach (after)
  • NPG D10771: Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach (after)
  • NPG D10772: Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach (after)

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