H.R.H Princess Elizabeth, later Landgravine of Hesse-Homburg (1770-1840)
H.R.H Princess Elizabeth, later Landgravine of Hesse-Homburg (1770-1840)

Attributed to GEORGE ENGLEHEART (1752-1829)

H.R.H Princess Elizabeth, later Landgravine of Hesse-Homburg (1770-1840)

c. 1818 United Kingdom

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wearing a black dress trimmed with lace, gold hoop earrings and pearl necklace.
In gilt-metal frame with blue glass reverse

For another portrait of the Princess wearing identical dress see Richard Walker,The Eighteenth and Early nineteenth Century miniatures in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen, 1992, p. 390 plate 899.

Engleheart was made limner to King George III in 1790 and whilst there appears to be no record of Princess Elizabeth, in the fee book it is plausible that Engleheart would not have charged for such a commission and therefore no entry made in the book.
Princess Elizabeth was the seventh child and third daughter of King George III and Queen Charlotte. After marrying the Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg, Frederick VI, in 1818, she took permanent residence in Germany under the title Landgravine. It was not a real "love match", in spite of the mutual understanding and respect; in fact it was an agreement with which both were satisfied. Elizabeth was able to escape the constrictive environment of her home by moving to Germany with her husband, and Frederick gained many advantages by becoming allied with the British royal family.
Height 8.40 cm (3.31 inches)
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watercolour on ivory
not opened
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