London, South Kensington
28 June 2005
A REGENCY COLOURED WAX PORTRAIT RELIEF OF CHARLOTTE AUGUSTA MATILDA, QUEEN OF WÜRTEMBERG (1766-1828)
FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
In profile to the right, wearing a white bonnet and a black laced-edged dress, in a later turned circular fruitwood frame
The wax - 2¼in. (5.7cm.) high
A coloured wax relief of a young child, 18th century, mounted on a circular slate back -- the wax 1¾in. (44.4cm.) high; a pink wax portrait of a gentleman, possibly by Joachim Smith (1760-1813), in a turned wood frame -- the wax 2 3/8in. (6cm.) high; a pink wax portrait relief of a gentleman, first half 19th century, in a turned, circular fruitwood frame -- the wax 2¾in. (7cm.) high; a white wax portrait relief of a gentleman, 19th century, in an oval turned wood frame -- the wax 1 5/8in. (4.2cm.) high; and a coloured wax portrait relief of a gentleman in a rectangular ebonised frame -- the wax 1½in. (3.8cm.) high (6)
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Queen Charlotte, born in 1766, was the eldest daughter of George III. She married Frederick I, King of Würtemberg in 1797, of whom Napoleon said that God had created him to show how far human skin could be stretched without bursting.
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