Caroline, Queen Of England.Engraved from the Original Picture presented to the Corporation of the City of London, by Her Majesty on the 1st. Novr. 1820.
London, Published for the Proprietor, by H. Meyer, Novr. 27th 1820.
Stipple with etching on india laid paper, 430 x 355mm. 17 x 14". Marginal staining.
Caroline of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, later Queen Caroline (1768 – 1821), was the wife of George IV from 1795, and his queen consort from 29 January 1820 until her death. After James Lonsdale (1777 - 1839). Painted during the divorce trial controversy, Lonsdale was evidently a supporter of Caroline against claims of adultery by her husband; her hands are arranged to display her wedding ring in order to emphasize her fidelity to her marriage vows. She holds a letter inscribed 'To His Majesty the King'.
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