© National Portrait Gallery, London
Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales
by John Samuel Agar, after Charlotte Jones Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 21 March 1814
14 3/8 in. x 11 in. (365 mm x 279 mm) paper size
Given by Miss E.M.A. Ball, 1932
- John Samuel Agar (1773-1858), Engraver. Artist associated with 49 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Charlotte Jones (1768-1847), Miniature painter. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
- NPG D8141: Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales (from same plate)
- NPG D19159: Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales (from same plate)
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