Her Royal Highness Princess Augusta.
London Pub.d by E. Harding 19 May 1806.
Stipple. Plate 280 x 216mm. 11 x 8½".
Princess Augusta Sophia (1768-1840) sat at a loom, spinning thread through her fingers. She was the sixth child and second daughter of George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. She was a Princess of the United Kingdom and a Princess of Hanover. She remained unmarried and had a particular devotion to her brother William, Duke of Clarence, afterwards William IV. She was fond of visiting Weymouth in Dorset. George III and Queen Charlotte's admiration for Beechey's work led to commissions for royal portraits of their large family. In this protrait the Princess is seen spinning.
BM: 1850,1014.229. NPG: D8016.
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