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Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

6 of 26 portraits on display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery

Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, studio of Allan Ramsay, (1761-1762) - NPG 224 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

studio of Allan Ramsay
oil on canvas, (1761-1762)
58 1/4 in. x 42 1/2 in. (1480 mm x 1080 mm)
Purchased, 1866
Primary Collection
NPG 224


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  • Allan Ramsay (1713-1784), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 118 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.

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The youngest daughter of Charles Louis of Mecklenberg-Strelitz, Charlotte first met George III on 8 September 1761 and was married to him that evening. Unable to speak English, for the first part of her marriage she felt alienated from her husband's court but eventually forged a strong and affectionate bond with the King which lasted until his second bout of 'madness' in 1804. She took no part in politics, lived a life of unimpeachable domesticity, and had fifteen children.

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  • NPG 223: King George III (companion portrait)

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