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Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

2 of 48 portraits of Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Thomas Heaphy, 1815 - NPG 1914(19) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Thomas Heaphy
watercolour, 1815
19 1/2 in. x 15 in. (495 mm x 381 mm)
Purchased, 1921
Primary Collection
NPG 1914(19)

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  • Thomas Heaphy (1775-1835). Artist associated with 47 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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In general, portraits of Princess Charlotte as a young adult promoted a belief in her wholesome beauty. A skilful and leading watercolourist, Thomas Heaphy, who enjoyed royal patronage, captured a highly attractive impression of the golden-haired, rosy-cheeked princess in this unfinished study for a later work. In the completed version, signs that recalled her status as a future Queen of England were included, such as a coronet decorated with the Prince of Wales feathers and the Coronation Chair.

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  • Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 107

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