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Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

2 of 2 portraits by Cosmo Armstrong

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Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Cosmo Armstrong, after Sir Thomas Lawrence, and by R. Halliwell
line engraving, published 1 January 1826 (1817)
21 1/4 in. x 17 7/8 in. (540 mm x 453 mm) plate size; 24 3/8 in. x 20 3/4 in. (620 mm x 527 mm) paper size
Reference Collection
NPG D33523

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  • Cosmo Armstrong (active 1800-1836), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 2 portraits.
  • R. Halliwell (active 1826). Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.
  • Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist or producer associated with 696 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.

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Riots break out in Lancashire against the use of the power loom, invented by Edmund Cartwright. The looms were gradually being introduced across the country, replacing large numbers of manual workers.

Art and science

Thomas Telford's Menai Straits and Conway Suspension Bridges open, the largest of their kind at the time.


Carl Weber arrives to live in England after his opera Der Freischutz is the hit of the London season.

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