His Royal Highness Frederick Prince of Wales &c. [&] Her Royal Hig.ss Augusta Princess of Wales.
A pair of fine rare mezzotints. Image 351 x 252mm. 13¾ x 10". [&] Image 359 x 256mm. 14 x 10". Trimmed and laid on sheet. Some glue stains around the corners.
Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales (1719-1772); mother of George III. Augusta was the thirteenth child of Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Gotha - a small German state. When she was sixteen she married Frederick, Prince of Wales, the son of George II. Well liked by everyone in England, she had greater skill in politics than she was initially given credit for, and she made particular use of her position as wife of the heir to the throne. After the premature death of her husband, Augusta continued to influence British politics as the mother of George III. [&] Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales (1707-1751), son of George II; father of George III, and he first came to England in 1728. On notoriously bad terms with his parents, he died in 1751 before he could succeed to the throne leaving his son to be crowned George III in 1760. A considerable patron of both painting and music.
CS:20: i of iii. [&] NPG: D7924. From the Belton House Collection assembled in the 18th Century by the Rt. Hon. John Ld. Brownlow, Baron Charleville, & Viscount Tyrconnel in the Kingdom of Ireland. Ex
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