Princess Charlotte of Wales by Sir Thomas Lawrence
Princess Charlotte of Wales by Sir Thomas Lawrence

Princess Charlotte of Wales

Princess Charlotte of Wales c1801 by British Painter Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769 – 1830); a child prodigy who at the age of ten was supporting his family with his artwork and was consider a leading portrait painter of his time.

This is an adorable portrait of Princess Charlotte of Wales (1796 – 1817) as a young girl of 5 years of age; the only child of George Augustus Frederick (1762 – 1830), Prince of Wales and later to become King George IV, and his wife Caroline of Brunswick (1768 – 1821).

In this portrait Charlotte is wearing a white dress with a reddish-brown sash around her waist and she has her right arm and hand extended above her head with what appears to be a gold finch or yellow canary perched on her hand.

This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.

Photo Retouching Of Princess Charlotte of Wales by Sir Thomas Lawrence

Retouching Of The Classical Artwork Princess Charlotte of Wales

Below Info Courtesy Wikipedia.org

Thomas was one of 16 children born to Thomas Lawrence and Lucy Read on April 13, 1769 and was one of the five children that survived infancy.

At an early age Thomas showed is artistic talents and was consider to be a child prodigy; who at the age of 10 years was supporting his family with the pastel portraits he created.

Not only was he a self taught portraitist, but also a draughtsman; and would later become accomplished at dancing, fencing, boxing and billiards.

When Thomas turned 18 years old he went to London and quickly established a reputation as a portrait painter in oils, which led to him receiving his first royalty commission from Queen Charlotte (Sopia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1744 – 1818) of Great Britain and Queen of Ireland; for a portrait he did of her in 1790.

From then on he would be the most fashionable portrait painter in Europe; painting portraits for the elite of society, until his death in 1830 at the age of 60.

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