Queen Adelaide. William BEECHEY.

Queen Adelaide.

London: Colnaghi, 1831.

Engraved oval portrait, 29 x 24 mm.

The reigning queen for whom Adelaide was named

Sir William Beechey, well known English portrait painter, was elected A.R.A. in 1793. In the same year he painted a portrait of Queen Charlotte which procured him the appointment of portrait painter to her majesty. In 1798, he was knighted and elected a full member of the Royal Academy. He died eight years after this portrait was painted, in 1839, at the age of 86.

Sir William Beechey, well known English portrait painter, was elected A.R.A. in 1793. In the same year he painted a portrait of Queen Charlotte which procured him the appointment of portrait painter to her majesty. In 1798, he was knighted and elected a full member of the Royal Academy. He died eight years after this portrait was painted, in 1839, at the age of 86.
Queen Adelaide was on the British throne at the proclamation of the colony of South Australia in 1836, and the new city was named for her. She was the daughter of Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Attenburg.

Price (AUD): $950.00  other currencies     Ref: #3111081

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