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Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, by Sir George Hayter, circa 1820 -NPG 4940 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by Sir George Hayter
circa 1820
13 3/4 in. x 11 1/2 in. (349 mm x 292 mm)
NPG 4940

This portraitback to top

This oil sketch together with NPG 1695a-b and 2662 and a pen and ink drawing in the British Museum are all studies for Hayter's large group 'The Trial of Queen Caroline' though the dress, head-dress and chair are modified in the final painting.

Physical descriptionback to top

Three-quarter-length seated in profile to left, plumed head-dress as in NPG 1695b; dark brown hair in ringlets (Creevey says 'not Her Majesty's own property'), dark eyes, rouged complexion; pink and white dress, green upholstered armchair, red curtain background.

Provenanceback to top

Hayter family until Christie's (Hayter sale) 21 April 1871 (587) with a cutting from the sale catalogue on the back; probably W. B. Walker of Wolverhampton in 1913; Bonham's, 14 November 1972 (208) bought by Mrs Amanda Bruce-Mitford and bought from her 1972.

Exhibitionsback to top

'Byron', V & A Museum, 1974 (F8).

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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