'The Queen of Denmark' doll: c.1760

 
'The Queen of Denmark' doll: c.1760
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 31cm

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Dressed wooden doll with painted face, glass eyes and human hair, probably a replacement wig. With jointed wooden arms. Wearing a sack dress with matching petticoat of pink and yellow figured Spitalfields silk and pink silk stays. Also a linen chemise, linen stays, three linen petticoats and a stiffened hoop. Doll also has an earring and locket, probably later additions.
Doll known as 'The Queen of Denmark'. Believed to have been given by an English princess to Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Sampson, Chaplain of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea. It is possible that the princess was George III's sister Caroline Matilda who married Christian, King of Denmark in 1766.

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