Enlightened princesses : Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the shaping of the modern world /
edited by Joanna Marschner, with the assistance of David Bindman and Lisa L. Ford ; with essays by Glann Adamson, A. Cassandra Albinson, Robyn Asleson, Wolf Burchard, Donald Burrows, Lisa L. Ford, Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, Florence Grant, Tyler Griffith, Mark Hallett, Craig Ashley Hanson, Samantha Howard, Roisin Inglesby, Emma Jay, Berta Joncus, Kathryn Jones, Mark Laird, Ben Marsh, Joanna Marschner, Amy Meyers, Clarissa Campbell Orr, Frank Prochaska, Lee Prosser, Aileen Ribeiro, Joseph Roach, Jane Roberts, Cyntha E. Roman, Matthew Storey, John Styles.
New Haven : Yale Center for British Art, [2017].
xix, 571 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, portraits ; 30 cm
0300217102, 9780300217100
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New Haven : Yale Center for British Art, [2017].
general note
"This publication accompanies the exhibition Enlightened princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the shaping of the modern world, co-organized by the Yale Center for British Art and Historic Royal Palaces, on view at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, from 2 February to 30 April 2017, and at Kensington Palace, London, from 22 June to 12 November 2017"--Colophon.
Caroline of Ansbach (1683-1737), Augusta of Saxe-Gotha (1719-1772), and Charlotte of Mecklenberg-Strelitz (1744-1818) were three German princesses who became Queens Consort-or, in the case of Augusta, Queen in Waiting, Regent, and Princess Dowager-of Great Britain, and were linked by their early years at European princely courts, their curiosity, aspirations, and an investment in Enlightenment thought. This sumptuously illustrated book considers the ways these powerful, intelligent women left enduring marks on British culture through a wide range of activities: the promotion of the court as a dynamic forum of the Hanoverian regime; the enrichment of the royal collection of art; the advancement of science and industry; and the creation of gardens and menageries. Objects included range from spectacular state portraits to pedagogical toys to plant and animal specimens, and reveal how the new and novel intermingled with the traditional. Exhibition: Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, USA (02.02-30.04.2017); Kensington Palace, London, UK (22.06-12.11.2017).
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 538-553) and index.

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