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Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

16 of 94 portraits of Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, by John Murphy, published by  John Jeffryes, after  Thomas Stothard, published 21 May 1795 - NPG D33364 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by John Murphy, published by John Jeffryes, after Thomas Stothard
mezzotint, published 21 May 1795
21 7/8 in. x 14 1/2 in. (555 mm x 368 mm) plate size; 24 5/8 in. x 18 1/2 in. (625 mm x 470 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D33364

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  • John Jeffryes (active 1793-1804), Printseller. Artist associated with 16 portraits.
  • John Murphy (active 1778-1817), Printmaker. Artist associated with 15 portraits.
  • Thomas Stothard (1755-1834), Painter and illustrator. Artist associated with 33 portraits, Sitter in 14 portraits.

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Current affairs

George, Prince of Wales is forced to marry Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, despite having secretly married Maria Fitzherbert in 1785. Widespread rioting prompts the introduction of the Speenhamland system of welfare supplements which are linked to the price of bread. Treasonable Practices Act is passed against open criticism of government.

Art and science

The MP Matthew Gregory 'Monk' Lewis publishes his notorious gothic novel The Monk to success and scandal because of its immoral content. Mungo Park explores the course of the River Niger.


Wolfe Tone, founder of The Society of United Irishmen, departs for America after being implicated in high treason in Ireland. Exiled in Philadelphia, he soon leaves for France to ask revolutionaries for assistance. Joseph Haydn composes the English Canzonettas during his second stay in London.

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