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Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

Regency Portraits Catalogue

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by Sir George Hayter
1820
7 1/4 in. x 8 in. (184 mm x 203 mm)
NPG 1695(b)

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed on right of mount: Sir G Hayter Queen Caroline.

This portraitback to top

NPG 1695a and b are studies for the central figure though the head-dress is totally different in the final picture (NPG 999).
Seven related drawings are in the NPG Reference Collection in a bound volume of Hayter's studies for 'The Trial' (NPG 2662). A pen and ink drawing in profile in the British Museum is reproduced in Peter Quennell's Princess Lieven, 1937.

The drawings [NPG 1695(a-x)] were made ad vivum in the House of Lords from August to November 1820 during the course of the trial of the Queen.

Referenceback to top

Index to vol.XIII of Basil Jupp's extra-illustrated RA Catalogues, pp 49-51.

NPG 56th Annual Report 1912-13, pp 8-9.

Physical descriptionback to top

Half-length seated holding fan, hat-feathers falling backwards; paper holed and crudely filled above the fan.

Provenanceback to top

Sir George Hayter and probably his sale Christie's 19 April 1871 (349) bought Noseda; Edward Basil Jupp and bound into his set of extra-illustrated RA Catalogues, vol.XIII; Matthew B. Walker and bought from him 1913.


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.

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