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Queen Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1683–1737)

Photo credit: St Mary's Guildhall

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A version of the Kneller portrait in Buckingham Palace, this painting was acquired as a companion piece to a portrait of King George II (as Prince of Wales), also a version of a Kneller original. By basing this portrait on the earlier Kneller version (when Caroline was still Princess of Wales, rather than Queen Consort) Caroline is shown ten years younger than she really was at the time of becoming Queen, and with no trace of the smallpox she later suffered, which was definitely calculated to flatter.

St Mary’s Guildhall, Coventry

Coventry

  • Date

    c.1716

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    243 x 150 cm (E)

  • Accession number

    VA.1950.0002

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St Mary’s Guildhall, Coventry

Bayley Lane, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 5RN England

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