1779 Queen Charlotte by Benjamin West (Royal Collection)

Queen Charlotte poses while her small army of children (she bore 15 of whom two died in childhood) plays in the background in this 119 West work. This version of the portrait is from artinthepicture.com.

Cloth bands were used to ornament the high coiffures of the day as is seen in this 1779 West portrait of Queen Charlotte.

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