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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales (1796-1817), Daughter of George IV

The following list does not include the satires by Gillray, Cruikshank and others, which can be found in the British Museum Catalogues.

1796
Pencil drawing by Cosway of the Princess in her cradle was worked into a miniature by his pupil Charlotte Jones and set into a triptych containing twelve miniatures of the Princess from cradle to grave (Exhibition of the Royal House of Guelph, New Gallery, 1891 (778) lent by Sir Lawrence Jones Bart and see Mrs Herbert Jones, The Princess Charlotte of Wales, 1885, pp 6-8); another Cosway miniature at Windsor Castle, with crouching British Lion, was engraved by Bartolozzi 1797.

c.1797
Several drawings by Lawrence of the Princess as a baby, one in Birmingham City Art Gallery (Kenneth Garlick, ‘Catalogue of Paintings, Drawings and Pastels of Sir Thomas Lawrence’ in Walpole Society Journal, XXXIX, p 221).

1798
Drawing by Cosway at Windsor Castle (A. P. Oppé, English Drawings … at Windsor Castle, 1950, 151).

c.1798
Miniature by Abraham Daniel at Christie's 28 October 1980 (142).

1799
Oil by Opie, probably of Princess Charlotte, listed in Ada Earland, John Opie and his Circle, 1911, p 268.

1800
Miniature by Cosway copied by Charlotte Jones.

1801
Wax relief profile by Catherine Andras (several impressions in V&A Museum) awarded a bounty by the SBA in March 1801 and exhibited RA 1802 (820).

Oil by Lawrence at Windsor Castle, holding a birdcage; a variant at Buckingham Palace, with her mother holding a harp (Kenneth Garlick, ‘Catalogue of Paintings, Drawings and Pastels of Sir Thomas Lawrence’ in Walpole Society Journal, XXXIX, pp 51, 54).

c.1802
Bust by Turnerelli exhibited RA 1802 (1084), perhaps the black terracotta bust in the Dynastic Museum Brussels.

1807
Miniature by Cosway, with lion and dove, engraved by Marie Anne Bourlier March 1807.

Miniature by Charlotte Jones at Windsor Castle, with Maltese lap-dog, possibly that exhibited RA 1808 (707), reproduced D. M. Stuart, Daughter of England, 1952, p 48.

1808
Bust by John Bacon exhibited RA 1808 (986).

1811-12
Miniatures by Andrew Dunn exhibited RA 1811 (628) and RA 1812 (678).

1812-13
Wax relief by Henning at Christie's (South Kensington) 27 February 1980 (510), whole-length seated in classical dress signed and dated 1812, perhaps that exhibited RA 1813 (537); a cameo by Henning is at Badminton with plaster copies in Scottish NPG; a small bronze bust by Henning signed and dated 1813 was at Sotheby's 16 March 1979 (108).

1812
Miniature by Charlotte Jones exhibited RA 1812 (651).

Miniatures by George Sanders at Bowood and Windsor Castle (Cornelia Knight, Autobiography, 1861, pp 240-7); pencil drawing by Sanders (?G. L. Saunders) in Scottish NPG (730).

Miniature by Anthony Stewart with Italian inscription and dated 1812, Sotheby's 13 July 1982 (202).

1814
Wax relief by Percy (NPG 3086).

Miniature by Charlotte Jones in Palais Royal, Brussels, engraved in stipple by Agar March 1814 with Westminster Abbey in background; three-quarter-length variant signed and dated 1814 at Phillips 17 December 1980 (177) and an oil copy attributed to Chalon Sotheby's 23 May 1973 (101).

1815
Drawing by Edridge exhibited RA 1815 (426).

Watercolour drawings by Heaphy at Badminton and NPG 1914(19).

Enamel by J. Lee exhibited RA 1815 (714).

1816
Oil by Sanders in Belgian Royal Collection with a copy at Windsor Castle (Sir Oliver Millar, The Later Georgian Pictures in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen, 1969, 1057 and fig. 35). Etching by J. Booth 'Retiring from the Altar after the Marriage Ceremony' published 1816.

Miniature by Chalon (copy by Derby at Knowsley) engraved by Ryall; Chalon's whole-length on a terrace with roses in her hair was engraved by Cooper June 1816 and by Meyer October 1816; Chalon's head of the Princess was very popular and used on paper-weights, smelling-salt bottles etc (see a cameo by Apsley Pellatt illus. in Country Life, 3 June 1949, p 1305).

Pencil and sepia wash drawing by Hayter is in British Museum (Laurence Binyon, Catalogue of Drawings by British Artists … in the British Museum, p 284), engraved by Lewis 1816 and Wedgwood 1817; a pen and ink drawing by Henry Bone after Hayter is in the NPG library (Henry Bone’s annotated pencil drawings for miniatures and enamels, 30) and an enamel by Bone was in Country Life, 10 June 1954, p 1897. A drawing of her hands is in a Hayter album in Windsor Castle library.

Watercolour miniature by Charlotte Jones in Royal Collection (Windsor Castle) dated 1816 and inscribed: Begun for her intended marriage with the Prince of Orange.

Oil by James Lonsdale in Guildhall, London.

Polychrome earthenware bust by Obadiah Sherrat in Stoke-on-Trent City Museum, with a good view of her hair-style, was illus. in colour in Country Life, December 1968, p 1470.

Marble bust by Turnerelli (NPG 4470).

Drawing attributed to R. Westall at Windsor Castle shows the marriage ceremony at Carlton House 2 May 18 16 (A. P. Oppé, English Drawings … at Windsor Castle, 1950, 646).

c.1816
Watercolour by Woodman (NPG 206).

1817
Oils by Dawe in Belgian Royal Collection, NPG 51, and Buckingham Palace (copy). Pencil drawing by Dawe, 'Princess Charlotte and Prince Leopold in their Box at Covent Garden', is in Windsor Castle library, reproduced A. P. Oppé, English Drawings … at Windsor Castle, 1950, p 41; this was engraved in stipple by W. T. Fry and a coloured impression at Windsor bears a forged signature H. Edridge; another impression, coloured to imitate watercolour and mounted on canvas was bought by the NPG from E. Leggattin 1909 (NPG 1530), reproduced Thea Holme, Prinny's Daughter, 1976, pl.15.

Miniature by E. Tayler, signed but not dated, was sold Phillips 12 May 1982 (136).

Undated
Drawing ascribed to Adam Buck at Windsor (A. P. Oppé, English Drawings … at Windsor Castle, 1950, p 96) is problematical (reproduced Connoisseur, XCII, August 1933, p 80.

Watercolour drawing by Anne Mee at Windsor, three-quarter-length seated 'on a large scale in rich and gaudy colours' (Sir George Scharf’s Trustees’ Sketchbooks, XV, 54).

Miniatures by S.-J. Rochard at Windsor and Holburne Museum Bath.

Miniature by Sir William Ross in SKM 1865 (3004) lent by Henry Farrer.

Miniature by Alexander Steward in Exhibition of the Royal House of Guelph, New Gallery, 1891 (1190) lent by Henry Weigall.

Miniature by Gilbert Stuart in Exhibition of the Royal House of Guelph, New Gallery, 1891 (721) lent by Lord Willoughby de Eresby.

Enamel miniature by an unknown artist at Ickworth.

Posthumous
1817
Memorial mezzotint by Charles Turner 'from an original Drawing by a Lady' was published 25 December 1817 and shows her wearing a brooch and a miniature of Prince Leopold (Alfred Whitman, Charles Turner, 1907, 105).

Funerary medal by T. Halliday (Laurence Brown, British Historical Medals, 1980, 949).

1818-23
Engraved medals by E. Avern exhibited RA 1818 (985) and by Thomas Warner RA 1820 (978) and 1823 (1043).

1818
Miniature by H. D. Thielcke, signed and dated 1818, exhibited 1865 lent by the Duke of Cambridge.

Apotheosis by Henry Howard at Petworth exhibited British Institution 1818, and another by A. W. Devis in St George's church, Esher, engraved in mezzotint by C. Turner (Alfred Whitman, Charles Turner, 1907, 719) and became the pattern for Wyatt's monuments at Belvoir Castle and St George's Chapel, Windsor; a similar painting is in the Palais Royal Brussels.

Undated posthumous
Bust by Wyatt in a private collection (Rupert Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851, 1953, 448) is a replica of a bust sent to Prince Leopold shortly after Charlotte Augusta's death.

Monument by Williamson of Esher, formerly on the staircase at Claremont, in St George's Church, Esher (Pevsner, Surrey, p 221).

Apotheosis designed by Lieutenant R. P. Read, drawn by R. Burney and engraved by Fry & Wright, was published April 1818.

Large engraved calligraphic memorial sheet by R. Halliwell 'Sacred to the Memory of …’ an oval inset engraving by Cosmo Armstrong from Lawrence's 1817 portrait.



This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, 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.