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H.R.H. Princess Amelia Sophia Eleanor (1711-1786), 2nd daughter of George II: M.13-1955

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 17 staircase


H.R.H. Princess Amelia Sophia Eleanor (1711-1786), 2nd daughter of George II


Sculptor: Roubiliac, Louis François




White marble. The sitter is facing towards the front, with her head slightly to the right. Her hair is turned back under a ribbon and gathered in two plaits knotted behind and falling on the neck. The loose drapery is caught by a brooch in front and falls in two folds over the bust.


History note: The former owner told Mrs K. Esdaile that the bust had been given by William Waldegrave, 1st Baron Radstock, to his sister Lady Caroline Waldegrave, daughter of the 3rd Earl Waldegrave. Her mother had been a Lady of the Bedchamber to the Princesses Amelia and Caroline, and the latter had been left £4,000 in the Princess's will.

Legal notes

Purchased with the S.G. Perceval Fund.

Measurements and weight

Width: 48.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1955) by Lumley, T. H. W.


18th Century, Mid#
Production date: circa AD 1740 : probably

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Socle Height 14.8 cm
Bust Height 58 cm

Materials used in production

White marble

Techniques used in production

Carving : White marble, carved

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: L.F. Roubiliac Scit ad vivum
  • Location: Below her left shoulder
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.13-1955
Primary reference Number: 31017
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_13_1955
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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