Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales(1796-1817), Daughter of George IV
Sitter associated with 49 portraits
Charlotte's parents separated a few months after her birth, their marriage having lasted only a year. Charlotte was brought up by governesses and saw little of her mother. Contemporary descriptions of Princess Charlotte suggest that she was a 'well-set, young beautiful woman' with a masculine manner. Sir Thomas Lawrence found her 'wanting in elegance of deportment', but noted that 'if she does nothing gracefully, she does everything kindly'. She married Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg in 1816. They enjoyed only a few months of happiness before she died in childbirth the following year. Public grief at her death was heightened by the universal scorn felt for the rest of the royal family.
by William Thomas Fry, after George Dawe
coloured engraving, based on a work of 1817
by Henry Hering
albumen carte-de-visite photomontage, 1862
by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Richard Cosway
stipple engraving, published 1799
published by J. Booth, after Unknown artist
stipple and line engraving, published 15 December 1817
by Fry & Wright, after Edward Francisco Burney, after R.P. Read
stipple engraving, published 25 April 1818
by William Thomas Fry, published by and after George Dawe
stipple engraving, published 6 April 1818 (1817)
by Robert Hicks, published by Nuttall, Fisher & Dixon, after William Marshall Craig
stipple and line engraving, published April 1818
by Thomas Sutherland, after Charles Wild, and after James Stephanoff
hand-coloured lithograph, Published 1818
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