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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Queen Victoria (1819-1901) in Fancy Dress

Overview

Creator: Sir Edwin Landseer (1803-73) (artist)
Creation Date: 
1845
Materials: 
Oil on panel
Dimensions: 
43.2 x 31.8 cm
RCIN 
404879
Reference(s): 
OMV 400
Provenance: 
Commissioned by Queen Victoria
Description:

The Queen is wearing eighteenth-century dress (with the ribbon and star of the Garter), her hair powdered and crowned with a diadem and a fan in her right hand. On 6 June 1845 a masked ball was held at Buckingham Palace and the Queen had recorded in her Journal that she had herself ‘coiffée [her hair styled] like the other day, with powder…with a diadem…I had myself sketched by 2 painters’.

Inscribed on the back with the names of the artist and sitter and the date, 4 June 1845.

Further details

Category: 
Paintings