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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1683-1737), Queen of George II

Wilhelmina Caroline, daughter of John Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Anspach; consort of George II; her father dying, 1687, and her mother, 1696, she spent the early years in Berlin with Sophia Charlotte, Queen of Prussia, wife of her guardian; refused betrothal to the Catholic Archduke Charles; married, 1705, George, then electoral Prince of Hanover and, as Princess of Wales, accompanied him to England, 1714; of her eight children, seven survived.

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Croft-Murray 1962, 1970
E. Croft-Murray, Decorative Painting in England 1537-1837, I, 1962, II, 1970.

Kerslake 1955
J. Kerslake, 'Some little-known Portraits in Huntingdon Town Hall', Connoisseur, CXXXV, 1955.

NPG Annual Report, 1963-4.

Sedgwick (ed.) 1931
Some Materials Towards Memoirs of the Reign of King George II by John, Lord Hervey, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1931.

Van Gool 1751
J. van Gool, Nieuwe Schouberg der Nederlantsche Kunstschilders en Schilderessen, II, 1751.

Woodward 1957
J. Woodward, 'Amigoni as Portrait Painter in England', Burlington Magazine, XCIX, 1957.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.