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Portrait of Charlotta Augusta (1796–1817)

19th century
possibly British
Red wax on black ground under glass; frame: papier maché with gilt metal mounts
Framed: 4 1/4 × 3 3/4 in. (10.8 × 9.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Martin, 1938
Accession Number:
Not on view
Charlotte Augusta, daughter of George IV of England, married Leopold of Saxe-Coburg who was later king of the Belgians. The bust's truncation and the sitter's hairstyle reflect the neoclassical style which was popular at this time.
Inscription: Around edge: CHARLOTTE [sic] AUGUSTA BORN 7 JAN 1796 MARRIED MAY 2 1816 DIED 6 NOV 1817*
[ Art market , Dublin, until 1927; sold for $9.74 to Martin ] ; Mary Martin (1927–38; bequeathed to MMA)
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