Regency Portraits Catalogue
Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick (1768-1821), Queen of George IV
Of many mostly uncharitable personal descriptions possibly the fairest is Lord Malmesbury's who had been sent as envoy to the Court of Brunswick - '… pretty face - not expressive of softness - her figure not graceful - fine eyes - good hand - tolerable teeth but going - fair hair and light eyebrows, good bust - short, with what the French call des epaules impertinentes' (Malmesbury, Diaries, 20 November 1794).
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