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Queen Caroline (1683-1737), Studio of Charles Jervas (c.1675-1739).

Oil on canvas, in a carved wood frame, 241.3cm by 144.8cm.

Caroline, from the small German principality of Ansbach, married the future King George II (1683-1760) in 1705. She surrounded herself with artists, writers and intellectuals and was known for her political influence, mainly through her association with Sir Robert Walpole. She is credited with strengthening the position of the new Hanoverian dynasty in an age of great uncertainty, in which the Jacobites posed a continual threat to the throne.



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