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Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales

Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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Augusta was the thirteenth child of Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Gotha – a small German state. When she was sixteen she married Frederick, Prince of Wales, the son of George II. Well liked by everyone in England, she had greater skill in politics than she was initially given credit for, and she made particular use of her position as wife of the heir to the throne. After the premature death of her husband, Augusta continued to influence British politics as the mother of George III.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London


Date

c.1736

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 127.6 x W 101.6 cm

Accession number

2093

Acquisition method

Purchased, 1925. On long-term loan to Beningbrough Hall, Yorkshire

Work type

Painting


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