Charlotte Queen of Great Britain.
Etching, 420 x 320mm. 16½ x 12½". Trimmed to plate; soiled. Small tear lower right.
A rare portrait of Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744 - 1818), Queen consort of George III. The niece of Frederick, duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, she was married to George in 1761 and bore him 15 children. This could be the work of George Bickham the Younger (c.1706 - 1771) who had premises in May's Buildings, Covent Garden from c.1745. He was the son of George Bickham the Elder and collaborated with his father, and their prints have not been properly identified; when there is any doubt, prints have been attributed to George Bickham the Younger. Probably issued originally as a companion to a plate of George III, this is one of several printed adaptations of the portrait of the Queen in profile attributed by Goodwin to Jeremiah Meyer (735 - 1789), enamel, and later minature, painter.
Not in BM. See Goodwin: 84.
[Ref: 9064] £330.00