[Princess Charlotte.]She was a nation's hope_a nation's pride; With her that pride has fled_those hopes have died!
Stipple on india, with large margins. Plate 178 x 114mm. 7 x 4½". Some foxing.
Corbould's engraving features a disconsolate Britannia weeping over Charlotte's tomb and funerary urn, surrounded by suggestive iconographic details that include her shield and helmet and a lily, while above her hovers a rose-garlanded bust-portrait of Charlotte, surmounted with a halo-like ring of stars from which light radiates downwards. Princess Charlotte of Wales (1796-1817), the only child of George IV and Caroline Brunswick, who tragically died following childbirth aged only 21.
[Ref: 26156] £110.00