A portrait believed to be Princess Amelia (1783-1810)
A portrait believed to be Princess Amelia (1783-1810)
A portrait believed to be Princess Amelia (1783-1810)

JOHN HAZLITT (1767-1837)

A portrait believed to be Princess Amelia (1783-1810)

c. 1810 United Kingdom

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She wears a fine blue embroidered white dress with lace collar, her brown hair upswept in a bun
Set in a gilt-mounted black rectangular frame, the reverse with locks of hair on opalescent glass beside a blue medallion set with seed pearls and the initial F in seed pearls

Princess Amelia was the 15th child and 6th daughter of King George III of the United Kingdom and his queen consort Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Throughout her life, Amelia was often in poor health; at the age of fifteen, she started to suffer the early symptoms of what turned out to be tuberculosis. In 1801, the princess was sent for a seaside cure at Weymouth to improve her health. Among those staying with her was the Hon. Charles FitzRoy, an equerry 21 years older than she, and the son of Charles FitzRoy, 1st Baron Southampton.Amelia fell in love with the equerry, desiring to marry him.The Queen was told of the affair by a servant, but turned a blind eye.
She would later tell her brother Frederick that she considered herself to be married, taking the initials A. F. R. (Amelia FitzRoy). So the initial F on the reverse of this miniature is likely to refer to the name by which she preferred to be known, ie. Fitzroy. Amelia's r will dictated all her possessions be given to Charles FitzRoy

John Hazlitt was an English artist who specialised in miniature portrait painting. He was the elder brother of William Hazlitt – a major essayist of the English Romantic period, as well as an artist and radical social commentator – and had a significant influence on his career.
minor dust under the glass
Dimensions
Height 6.75 cm (2.66 inches)
Stock Code
4851
Medium
watercolour on ivory
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