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George IV's family

These paintings show George’s parents George III and Queen Charlotte, and five of his sisters. The king and queen are shown with Windsor Castle in the background. The princesses appear in imaginary interiors with the attributes of artistic accomplishments such as embroidery, painting and music. Stroehling’s detailed portraits were painted on copper in the manner of the Dutch cabinet pictures that George loved. Each of these paintings cost 200 guineas (£210), a considerable sum when compared to the 30 guineas (£31 10s) that George paid a year later for the pair of equestrian portraits hanging at the opposite end of this gallery.

Commissioned in 1807