Vanessa Otim: ‘The Enigmatic Face of Queen Charlotte’


The Enigmatic Face of Queen Charlotte

What happens when the accuracy of a portrait is brought into question, and what does this say about the sitter and the artist? In this podcast, Vanessa Otim, trainee at the Royal Collection Trust, looks at the politics of portraiture and the contradictory artistic depictions of Queen Charlotte, wife of George III.

Part of our New Museum School podcast series, produced in 2019 with Catriona Oliphant from Chrome Media.

Image: Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019

Music: Sparkle of Life | Composer: Jonathan Slatter | © Sounds Visual Music Ltd.