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Queen Caroline, Princess of Brandenburg-Ansbach

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1724 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vertue, George, born 1684 - died 1756 (engraver)
    Vertue, George, born 1684 - died 1756 (publisher)
    Kneller, Godfrey Bt (Sir), born 1646 - died 1723 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:

    E.3700-1960

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PS, shelf 45

Physical description

Print, half-length portrait of a woman facing half right, wearing a dress and mantle trimmed with ermine, within an oval border surmounted by a badge; below is a scrolled cartouche with palms.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1724 (published)

Artist/maker

Vertue, George, born 1684 - died 1756 (engraver)
Vertue, George, born 1684 - died 1756 (publisher)
Kneller, Godfrey Bt (Sir), born 1646 - died 1723 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving

Marks and inscriptions

'G. Kneller Eq: Baronet pinx. 1716 Geo: Vertue Londoni Sculp: 1724. London, Sold by G. Vertue at his house in Brownlow Street, Drury Lane.'
Lettered with name of sitter and

Dimensions

Height: 46.4 cm cut, Width: 35.6 cm cut

Descriptive line

Print, half-length portrait of Queen Caroline, Princess of Brandenburg-Ansbach, engraving by George Vertue after Godfrey Kneller, 1724.

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

O'Donoghue, Freeman. British Museum: Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits. London: Printed by order of the Trustees, 1908-25.
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1960: Volume 2, Edgar Seligman Gift. London: HMSO, 1966.
Le Blanc, Charles. Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes... Paris. É Bouillon, 1854-1908.

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Queen; Cartouche; Ermine

Categories

Prints; Portraits; Royalty

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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