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German School, 17th century

Sophia Dorothea, Consort of George I (1668-1726) 1690-95

RCIN 420940

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This miniature is a rare portrait of Sophia Dorothea, consort of George I. Their arranged marriage was an unhappy one and ended in divorce following the exposure of Sophia Dorothea’s affair with a German nobleman. She was exiled and died after thirty-two years of imprisonment. Acquired by Queen Victoria in 1881 Cat. 190