Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818) Queen of George III

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Cabinet Office, 70 Whitehall

    Queen Charlotte is seated in a relaxed pose, despite being dressed formally in a lavish lace-trimmed dress, a black lace shawl and several pieces of pearl jewellery. Probably commissioned from the artist by the King himself, the original work on which this copy is based was painted by Johann Zoffany as a pendant to a portrait of George III in 1771 and remains in the Royal Collection. This much later version is too dissimilar to the original to have been copied directly from it and may have been inspired by a mezzotint print after the original.

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    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818) Queen of George III
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 129.00 cm, width: 103.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Transferred from HM Revenue and Customs, March 2009
    Provenance
    Collection of the Inland Revenue; Ministry of Works took over care of work in 1938; formally transferred to the Government Art Collection in 2009
    GAC number
    0/325