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Death of Princess Charlotte Augusta

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1817 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Webb, Thomas (medallist)
    Mills, George (medallist)
    Mudie, James (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.130-1978

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal commemorates the death of Charlotte Augusta, Princess of Wales (1796-1817). She was the only child of the Prince Regent and Caroline of Brunswick and was the heiress presumptive to the British throne. She died in childbirth the year after her marriage to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg, the future King of the Belgians.

Physical description

Obverse: draped bust of Princess Charlotte, her hair decorated with roses, facing three quarters right. Inscription.
Reverse: Britannia is seated facing left and weeping, with the British lion by her side. In the background are an urn, a broken column and the sun hidden behind clouds. Inscription.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1817 (made)

Artist/maker

Webb, Thomas (medallist)
Mills, George (medallist)
Mudie, James (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'H.R.H. PRINCESS CHARLOTTE AUGUSTA' [in the exergue] 'BORN JAN 7 1796./ MARRIED MAY 2. / 1816' [and signed] 'WEBB.F.' 'W. PUB:'
obverse

'DIED NOV.V. MDCCCXVII' [in the exergue] 'WEEP BRITAIN THOU HAS LOST / "THE EXPECTANCY AND ROSE" / OF THE FAIR STATE' and signed 'MUDIE D' , 'MILLS F'
reverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 4.97 cm

Object history note

Given by Professor J. Hull Grundy and Mrs. Ann Hull Grundy, in 1978.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, Death of Princess Charlotte Augusta, by Thomas Webb and George Mills, published by James Mudie, English, 1817

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Brown, Lawrence. British Historical Medals 1760-1960, Vol I, The Accession of George III to the Death of William IV, London, 1980, cat. no. 939

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Clouds; Roses; Column; Urn; Sun; Lion

Categories

Coins & Medals; Death; Royalty; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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