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Enlightened princesses : Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the shaping of the modern world

Title
Enlightened princesses : Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the shaping of the modern world / edited by Joanna Marschner, David Bindman and Lisa L. Ford.
ISBN
9780300217100
0300217102
Publication
New Haven, Conn. : Yale Center for British Art : Yale University Press, 2017.
Physical Description
xix, 571 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 30 cm
Local Notes
Exhibition includes some materials from the Yale Medical Historical Library.
Summary
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.00Exhibition: Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, USA (02.02-30.04.2017); Kensington Palace, London, UK (22.06-12.11.2017).
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
January 31, 2017
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 538-553) and index.
Genre/Form
History.
Citation

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