Sir Edwin Landseer (1803-73)
Queen Victoria (1819-1901) in Fancy Dress 1845
Oil on panel | 43.2 x 31.8 cm (support, canvas/panel/str external) | RCIN 404879
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.
ProvenanceCommissioned by Queen Victoria
Sir Edwin Landseer (1803-73) (artist)
- Physical properties
Queen Victoria dressed for the Bal Masqué, 4 June 1845.