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Sophia Antonia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel - Royal Collection

Sophia Antonia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel - Royal Collection

 
 
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Portrait of Sophie Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1724-1802), wife of Ernest Frederick of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1724-1800)
"The Princess here wears fashionable dress; her high lace choker a popular fashion of the 1760s and the lappets running down each side from the cap were sanctioned by court custom. This would make the sitter around 40 years old and already the mother of seven children. Beneath this she is probably wearing the grande habit – formal court dress for women worn across Europe in the 18th century.

A three-quarter-length portrait of the sitter with variations to the ermine-trimmed velvet cloak is in the Veste Coburg, Germany."

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1760
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Royal Collection of the United Kingdom
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