His Royal Highness George Prince of Wales.Born 12th. August 1762 _ Married to Princess Caroline of Brunswick, in the Royal Palace, St James's, on Wednesday Evening, 8th. April, 1795.
Mezzotint with etching, rare, image 320 x 250mm. 12½ x 9¾". Trimmed to plate, crease through lower left corner tip.
A portrait of the future King George IV (1762 - 1830); a portrait commemorating his marriage to Caroline of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1768 – 1821). When Caroline arrived at St James's Palace the Prince of Wales came to visit her. After greeting her, he turned to the Earl of Malmesbury saying, 'Harris, I am not well. Pray get me a glass of brandy'. He then left the room. Caroline's comment to Malmesbury was , 'I find him very stout and by no means as handsome as his portrait'. The ill-matched pair were married on 8 April 1795 and it soon became clear that the Prince of Wales would not tolerate his wife's company unless he was drunk. The marriage was consummated and on 7 January 1796 a daughter, Charlotte, was born to the couple. By March, the proud parents were living separately and rarely spoke to each other. Numbered '355' lower right.
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