Antique aquatint etching entitled The Queen Returning from the House of Lords. Caroline of Brunswick (1768 - 1821) was Queen of the United Kingdom as the wife of King George IV from 29 January 1820 until her death in 1821. In contrast with her husband and cousin King George IV, she was very popular with the masses who saw her as the aggrieved party in a disastrous marriage. This prolonged and sordid Royal quarrel captivated the attention of Britons and was the source of much embarrassment to the Crown. Her struggle to be recognized as Queen consort was cut short by her premature death, some say by poison. Inscriptions on the page read as follows:
THE QUEEN RETURNING FROM THE HOUSE OF LORDS.
Pub. by R. Bowyer, 74, Pall Mall, London, 1 Oct. 1821
A monochrome aquatint proof impression of "The Queen Returning from the House of Lords" is part of the collection of The British Museum. Aquatint comes nicely matted and framed, ready to display. In good used condition with minor foxing, toning, minor border tears and losses concealed by mat as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Frame: 22" by 19" by 1/2"; Sheet: 19 1/2" by 14 1/2" (49.5 cm by 36.8 cm) approximately.
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