Portrait of Princess Augusta (1782). Thomas Gainsborough (English, 1727-1788). Oil on canvas. Royal Collection.
This portrait of Princess Augusta, then aged 13, forms part of the series of fifteen portraits probably commissioned by Queen Charlotte of the royal family. The Morning Herald reported that Gainsborough “has just completed his painting of the whole Royal Family, at Windsor… all of which are spoken of as highly-finished characteristic portraits of the illustrious personages who sat to him.”