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Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

(1768-1821), Queen of George IV

Regency Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 101 portraits
Married George, Prince of Wales in 1795 but he was already secretly married to Mrs Fitzherbert. He abandoned her after the birth of their daughter Princess Charlotte. Caroline repaid her husband by leading a life of bawdy behaviour, travelling to Tunis and Constantinople. Following her husband's accession as King George IV, she claimed her rights as Queen in 1820. A Cabinet including Lords Liverpool, Sidmouth, and Castlereagh immediately launched Parliamentary proceedings against her for adultery. In July 1821 she was refused entry to George IV's coronation and died a fortnight later of shock. Her body was shipped back to Brunswick, her birthplace.

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Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, by Unknown artist - NPG D48191

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by Unknown artist
lead glazed and printed earthenware, circa 1820
On display in Room 16 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D48191

'The Radicals last Effort!!!', by Unknown artist, published by  G.W. Fortnum - NPG D48669

'The Radicals last Effort!!!'

by Unknown artist, published by G.W. Fortnum
hand-coloured etching, circa 1820
NPG D48669

Steward's Court of the Manor of Torre Devon, attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D48675

Steward's Court of the Manor of Torre Devon

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published December 1820
NPG D48675

How to get Un-married, - Ay, there's the Rub!, by and published by John Lewis Marks - NPG D1386

How to get Un-married, - Ay, there's the Rub!

by and published by John Lewis Marks
coloured etching, published 1820
NPG D1386

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, by and published by William Say, after  Arthur William Devis - NPG D11321

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by and published by William Say, after Arthur William Devis
mezzotint, published 1820
NPG D11321

Steward's Court of the Manor of Torre Devon, attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17911

Steward's Court of the Manor of Torre Devon

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published December 1820
NPG D17911

The Saint! (Bartolomeo Pergami; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick), attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17912a

The Saint! (Bartolomeo Pergami; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick)

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 9 December 1820
NPG D17912a

A late Arrival at Mother Wood's (Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Bt; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick), possibly by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17921

A late Arrival at Mother Wood's (Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Bt; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick)

possibly by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 19 June 1820
NPG D17921

The Time Piece! & Cunning Jack o' both sides, possibly by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17928

The Time Piece! & Cunning Jack o' both sides

possibly by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, published by George Humphrey
etching, published June 1820
NPG D17928

A Wooden Substitute, or Any Port in a Storm, attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D10847

A Wooden Substitute, or Any Port in a Storm

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
coloured etching, published 19 January 1821
NPG D10847

'The Stool of Repentance; the Scorn of the World!!', published by William Benbow - NPG D48677

'The Stool of Repentance; the Scorn of the World!!'

published by William Benbow
hand-coloured etching, published 10 January 1821
NPG D48677

The Man of the Woods & the Cat-o'-mountain (Sir Matthew Wood, Bt; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick), attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D8094

The Man of the Woods & the Cat-o'-mountain (Sir Matthew Wood, Bt; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick)

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 27 March 1821
NPG D8094

'Tent-ation.' (Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick; Bartolomeo Pergami), attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17898a

'Tent-ation.' (Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick; Bartolomeo Pergami)

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 25 June 1821
NPG D17898a

Grand Entrance to Bamboozl'em, attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17900

Grand Entrance to Bamboozl'em

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published February 1821
NPG D17900

The Royal Extinguisher, or the King of Brobdingnag & the Lilliputians, by George Cruikshank, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17902

The Royal Extinguisher, or the King of Brobdingnag & the Lilliputians

by George Cruikshank, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 7 April 1821
NPG D17902

An Arm-Full of Love (Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick; Bartolomeo Pergami), attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17903a

An Arm-Full of Love (Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick; Bartolomeo Pergami)

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 30 April 1821
NPG D17903a

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