The Royal Family

  • About the work
  • About the artist
    Book illustrator and painter Thomas Stothard was born in London. He entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1777 and was elected a Royal Academician in 1794. He also became librarian to the Academy in 1812 and was active in Academy affairs. Although a respected history painter, Stothard was better financially rewarded for his illustrations and designs, which included banknotes, jasperware reliefs and silverwork. Stothard’s later life was marred by tragedy. In 1801, his eldest son was killed in a shooting accident. In 1821, another son died and in the following year a third suffered a stroke. His wife and his close friend, John Flaxman, both died in 1824. Finally, he died at the age of 79, after being hit by a carriage and left incapacitated.

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    People
    George IIICharlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-StrelitzCharlotte Augusta Matilda, Princess RoyalAugusta Sophia, PrincessElizabeth, PrincessMary, Princess, Duchess of GloucesterSophia, PrincessAmelia, PrincessGeorge IVFrederick, Prince, Duke of York and AlbanyWilliam IVEdward, Prince, Duke of Kent and StrathearnErnest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of HanoverAugustus Frederick, Prince, Duke of SussexAdolphus Frederick, Prince, Duke of Cambridge
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    Materials & Techniques
    mezzotint
  • Details
    Title
    The Royal Family
    Date
    published 4 June 1794
    Medium
    Mezzotint
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Colnaghi, April 1952
    GAC number
    1541