About this artwork

Queen Anne was the last of the Stuart dynasty to occupy the British throne. Shown here aged eighteen, seductively dressed and posed in a sumptious interior, her reign was dominated by war with the French and her failure to produce an heir. She had twelve children, none of whom survived beyond infancy and many miscarriages. Her most important domestic act was the union of the kingdoms of Scotland and England in 1707.

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  • artists:
  • title:
    Queen Anne, when Princess of Denmark, 1665 – 1714
  • date created:
    About 1685
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    199.40 x 128.30 cm (framed: 228.20 x 158.00 x 7.70 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1922
  • accession number:
    PG 939
  • gallery:
  • depicted:
  • subject:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Jan van der Vaardt

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