Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

1 portrait

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, by Sir George Hayter, circa 1820 - NPG 4940 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by Sir George Hayter
oil on panel, circa 1820
13 3/4 in. x 11 1/2 in. (349 mm x 292 mm)
Purchased, 1973
Primary Collection
NPG 4940


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  • Sir George Hayter (1792-1871), Portrait and history painter; son of Charles Hayter. Artist associated with 198 portraits, Sitter associated with 16 portraits.

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To draw attention to the Queen, a seated figure among many others, Hayter positioned her very carefullly between two prominent standing figures. In this quick early study the artist tries giving her an eye-catching headdress of 'Prince of Wales' feathers. In the finished picture he relies on the use of the profile portrait with a simple white headdress set against a dark backgound.

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  • NPG 999: The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820 (finished portrait)

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