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Her Royal Highness Augusta

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Her Royal Highness Augusta

WALPOLES
Her Royal Highness Augusta, Hereditary Princess of Brunswick & Lunenberg.
Mezzotint, engraved by Purcell after the work by Reynolds, published by Robert Sayer, Map & Printseller, London.
Charlotte Augusta, Princess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttell (1737-1813) was a daughter of Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales, and sister of George III. In 1764 she married Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick at St. James’s Palace. During the Napoleonic Wars her husband died from wounds received in battle, and the princess returned to Britain, in 1807, granted protection by George III.
It is thought that almost all of Purcell's mezzotints were piracies of other mezzotints and it is difficult to understand how Sayer and Purcell avoided prosecution for breaching copyright. Clearly, Purcell's frequent use of pseudonyms should be considered an effective smokescreen. He seems to have used around five; perhaps Johson, definitely Charles Corbutt (as in this case), Charles Corbett, Philip Corbutt and Patrick Purcell.
This mezzotint sold loose/unframed. Inexcellent condition, on wove and with decent margins.
Sheet size: 14 1/2 in x 16 1/8 in

Period: 

18th Century & Earlier

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WALPOLES

111 Portobello Road,
London
W11 2DY
United Kingdom

WWW.WALPOLEANTIQUES.COM

Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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