William Hamlet the elder, George III (1738-1820), Queen Charlotte (1744-1818) and five of the Royal

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Lot 25
William Hamlet the elder, George III (1738-1820), Queen Charlotte (1744-1818) and five of the Royal children, all standing full-length

Sold for £ 5,377 (US$ 6,769) inc. premium
William Hamlet the elder (British, fl.1785-1816)
George III (1738-1820), Queen Charlotte (1744-1818) and five of the Royal children, all standing full-length
painted on flat glass backed with brown paper (replaced)
, original gilded wood frame with acanthus leaf and beading decoration
Rectangular, 292mm. (11 1/2ins.) high

Footnotes

  • This full-length silhouette by Hamlet displays many of his typical characteristics. The fine 'fingerprinting' that can be seen to describe the fabric of the dresses and breeches of the sitters and the needlework outlining the shoes can be seen in his other full-length examples. The frame is also original and typical of this period (circa 1805-10), with beading and acanthus leaf decoration.
    Hamlet is said to have taken many of his images of the royal family from Rosenberg, including the much-repeated pose of George III leaning on his cane (second from left).
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