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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

The Hanoverian Succession


Creator: Johann Sebastian Müller (1715-1792) (engraver)
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Etching and engraving
55.2 x 43.7 cm
Royal Collection by c.1900

Engraving of George I as king. Plate celebrating the Hanoverian succession with bust length portraits of George I, George II and his wife Caroline of Ansbach and to the left William, Duke of Cumberland. Below these are portraits of Frederick, Prince of Wales and his wife Augusta and their six children; Princess Augusta, Duchess of Brunswick, George III, Prince Edward, Duke of York, Princess Elizabeth, Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Prince Henry, Duke of Cumberland. The portraits are surrounded by allegorical figures, among them Liberty who is presented trampling the Pope, Justice and Plenty. Inscription below and publisher's details, 'Publish'd According to Act of Parliament January 20 1752. & Sold by the Proprietor R. Forrest at the Plume of Feathers under the Royal Exchange Cornhill.'

This celebration of the Hanoverian succession to the British throne shows the then monarch George II with Queen Caroline beneath a portrait of George I. Below are the Prince and Princess of Wales and their children. The print was first published in 1748. This reissue of 1752 reflects the death of the Prince of Wales, and his son’s consequent creation as Prince of Wales, the previous year.

Not in O'Donoghue

Further details

Additional Creators: After Samuel Wale (1721-86) (designer)
Forrest, R : Royal Exchange, Cornhill (publisher)
Portrait Prints