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- Object: The Marriage Ceremony of the Prince and Princess of Wales
Interior, the Prince of Wales standing to left wearing chain and badge of the garter, right hand poised to put the ring on the finger of Princess Caroline Amelia, who kneels with hands crossed over her breast to right, a minister blessing them to right, an open book on a cushion in front of him, George III and Queen Charlotte seated in the background to left; reworked state. 1795
Mezzotint with some etching
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Height: 180 millimetres
Width: 128 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- States [recorded in the Lennox-Boyd database]
(i) lettered with the title, continuing 'perform'd by the Archbishop of Canterbury, at the Chapel Royal, April 8th. 1795', and 'Publish'd May 16th. 1795, by John Fairburn, No. 146, Minories, London'.
(ii) Prince's fob added [1902,1011.7397]
(iii) reworked throughout, visible on the feathers and curtains
(iv) reworked throughout, visible in the shadow thrown by the Prince, book, cleric's cuff [this state]
There is a companion print: 'The First Interview of the Prince and Princess of Wales' (1902,1011.7396).
For three other mezzotint drolls of the marriage ceremony, see 2010,7081.1290, 1291 and 1292
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Marriage of George IV 8 April 1795
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Friends of the British Museum, the Art Fund, Mrs Charles Wrightsman, the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, and numerous individual donors.
- Prints and Drawings
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