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Her Most Excellent Majesty Queen Caroline

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    1739 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Faber, John the younger (engraver)
    Vanderbank, John the younger, born 1694 - died 1739 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 7, box A

Physical description

Whole-length portrait, to front, standing, wearing coronation robes and holding a sceptre. On the table to the right is a crown. In an architectural setting.

Place of Origin

London (printed)


1739 (printed)


Faber, John the younger (engraver)
Vanderbank, John the younger, born 1694 - died 1739 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'J. Vanderbank Pinxit 1736. J. Faber Fecit 1739. Her Most Excellent Majesty Queen Caroline. From the Original, Painted for His Grace the Duke of Richmond &c To whom this Plate is humbly Dedicated by His Grace's / Most Devoted Servt. / John Faber.'


Height: 52.9 cm cut, Width: 37.2 cm cut

Descriptive line

Portrait, whole-length, of Queen Caroline standing in coronation robes. Mezzotint by John Faber after John Vanderbank, 1739.

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

Smith, John Chaloner. British Mezzotinto Portraits. London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1883. Vol. 1, p. 323.





Subjects depicted

Sceptre; Queen; Consort; Robes; Woman; Ermine


Portraits; Prints; Royalty


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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