"Portrait of Queen Charlotte" - Thomas Gainsborough (1781), Royal Collection, Buckingham Palace * Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (19 May 1744 – 17 November 1818) was the wife of King George III. She was a patroness of the arts, known to Bach, Mozart, and others. Also an amateur botanist who helped expand Kew Gardens. George III and Charlotte had 15 children, 13 of whom survived to adulthood.
Marie-Antoinette's Automaton: This elegant lady – known as La Joueuse de tympanon (The Dulcimer Player) – is stunningly beautiful. Made in Germany by clockmaker Peter Kintzing and cabinetmaker David Roentgen, this automaton was presented to Queen Marie-Antoinette in 1785. The queen was enchanted, bought the piece at once, and had it placed in the Academy of Science.