Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014
Queen Victoria (1819-1901) in Fancy Dress
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.