'Enlightened Princesses'

Joseph Highmore, "Queen Caroline of Ansbach," ca. 1735, Royal Collection Trust, UK, © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017.
A detail from Allan Ramsay's "Augusta, Dowager Princess of Wales," 1769, Collection of SKH der Prinz von Hanover.
A detail from Allan Ramsay's "Queen Charlotte; Princess Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of George III," ca. 1763, National Galleries of Scotland.
Baby robe belonging to George, Prince of Wales (later George IV), 1762, ivory silk satin, and cotton with needle lace, Historic Royal Palaces, UK.
A coral necklace. Foundling Museum, London.
A punched and notched coin (three pence, silver, reign of King Charles II, 1680). Foundling Museum, London.
A detail from George Stubbs' "Zebra," 1763, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection.
A detail from Johan Joseph Zoffany's "Queen Charlotte," 1771, Royal Collection Trust, UK, © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017.
The exterior of Kensington Place.
A detail from Mark Catesby's "The Painted Finch and the Loblolly Bay," ca. 1722–26, Royal Collection Trust, UK, © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017.
Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA), "Mrs Pinckney and the Emancipated Birds of South Carolina," 2017, courtesy of the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York. Photograph by Stephen White.
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"Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World" is on view at the Yale Center for British Art Feb. 2-April 30. It explores the story of three German princesses who married into the British royal family in the 18th century.
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