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Her Royal Highness Augusta Princess Dowager of Wales

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    1756 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Baron, Bernard, born 1696 - died 1762 (engraver)
    Loo, Jean-Baptiste van , born 1684 - died 1745 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 2, box A

Physical description

Whole-length portrait, standing to front, looking slightly to left. The sitter is wearing a richly decorated dress, ermine-trimmed robe and is holding a flower in her right hand. The portrait is in an architectural setting, with the base of a column to the right, and a table. On the table is a crown. In the right background is a house, presumably Kew Palace or Cliveden.

Place of Origin

Britain (printed)


1756 (printed)


Baron, Bernard, born 1696 - died 1762 (engraver)
Loo, Jean-Baptiste van , born 1684 - died 1745 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'J. B. Vanloo Pinxt. B. Baron sculpt. Her Royal Highness Augusta Princess Dowager of Wales, &c. 1756. To His Royal Highness George Prince of Wales, &c. &c. This plate is with all humility dedicated by his Royal Highness's ost obedt. & devoted humble servt. B. Baron.'


Height: 57.2 cm cut to, Width: 38.7 cm cut to

Descriptive line

Whole-length portrait of Augusta, Princess Dowager of Wales and mother of George III, wearing an ermine-trimmed robe. Engraving by Bernard Baron after Jean-Baptiste van Loo, 1756.





Subjects depicted

Crown; Princess; Ermine


Royalty; Prints; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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