Category:Queen Charlotte with her Two Eldest Sons (Allan Ramsay - Buckingham Palace)

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Queen Charlotte with her Two Eldest Sons (Allan Ramsay - Buckingham Palace)
Allan Ramsay: Queen Charlotte (1744-1818) with her two Eldest Sons  wikidata:Q28016076 
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creator QS:P170,Q560792
Allan Ramsay: Queen Charlotte (1744-1818) with her two Eldest Sons
Title
Queen Charlotte with her Two Eldest Sons
Object type painting
Description
Caption from the museum's website / Gallery label / Label:

This is the closest any British artist gets to the elegance, subtlety and precision of French portraiture and the best candidate to represent portrait painting in the Age of Enlightenment. The sitter is shown seated at an English spinnet (which may be compared with one at the Royal College of Museum of c. 1750 made by John Hitchcock); on the instrument is a work-box and a copy of John Locke’s 'Some Thoughts Concerning Education' (1693); leaning against it is a port-folio of drawings. The Queen holds Prince Frederick, later Duke of York (1763-1827); at her knee stands Prince George, Prince of Wales (later George IV, 1762-1830), with a bow and behind him a drum. Both boys are wearing dresses as they are too young to have yet been breeched.

Interestingly, the three sitters are painted on three separate pieces of canvas which have been joined together. It is possible that this was because the young Prince George grew and changed so quickly during the course of the commission that Ramsay was forced to alter the composition towards the end.

Date 1765
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Height: 247.8 cm (97.5 ″); Width: 165 cm (64.9 ″)
dimensions QS:P2048,+247.8U174728;P2049,+165.0U174728
institution QS:P195,Q1459037
institution QS:P195,Q42182
Current location
Green Drawing Room
Accession number
RCIN 404922 (Royal Collection)
Object history Provenance: Presumably commissioned by George III or Queen Charlotte
References described at URL: https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/404922/queen-charlotte-1744-1818-with-her-two-eldest-sons
Queen Charlotte (1744-1818) with her two Eldest Sons 
painting by Allan Ramsay
Allan Ramsay - Queen Charlotte (1744-1818), with her Two Eldest Sons - Google Art Project.jpg
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  • 1765
Width
  • 165 cm
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  • 247.8 cm
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Queen Charlotte (1744-1818) with her two Eldest Sons (en) painting by Allan Ramsay (en); schilderij van Allan Ramsay (nl)

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