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Relief - Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales (1796-1817)
  • Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales (1796-1817)
    Rouw, Peter the younger, born 1771 - died 1852
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Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales (1796-1817)

  • Object:

    Relief

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1818 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rouw, Peter the younger, born 1771 - died 1852 (sculptor)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wax tinted in relief

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Charles Vine

  • Museum number:

    1061-1871

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a relief made by Peter Rouw in England in 1818. The relief is in tinted wax and representing the princess Charlotte of Wales, the daughter of Geroge IV. A version of this posthumous portrait was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1818.

Peter Rouw (1771-1852) was a successful wax modeller, who specialised in portrait waxes. He was also appointed modeller of gems and cameos to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent.

Physical description

Profile portrait, in tinted wax, of Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales facing right. Signed and date 1818.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1818 (made)

Artist/maker

Rouw, Peter the younger, born 1771 - died 1852 (sculptor)

Materials and Techniques

Wax tinted in relief

Marks and inscriptions

'Portrait of Her Late Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte of Wales / Peter Rouw, Sculptor-Modeller of Gems & Cameos to his RH the Prince Regent / Keir Road / opposite Norton Street / London 1818'
On the back; 1818

Dimensions

Diameter: 19,68 cm

Object history note

Given by Charles Vine, Esq. in 1871.

Historical context note

Posthumous portrait.

Descriptive line

Medallion, relief in tinted wax, Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Peter Rouw (1771-1852), English, dated 1818

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

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington, Acquired During the Year 1871, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., p. 84
Cf. Pyke, E. J. A Biographical Dictionary of Wax Modellers. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1973, p. 123

Materials

Wax

Techniques

Relief

Categories

Portraits; Sculpture; Royalty; Waxes

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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