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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Princess Victoria of Hesse, later Marchioness of Milford Haven (1863-1950)

Overview

Creator: Reginald Easton (1807-93) (artist)
Creation Date: 
Inscribed 1868
Materials: 
Watercolour on ivory laid on card
Dimensions: 
9.0 x 7.5 cm
RCIN 
420516
Reference(s): 
Vic Min 294
Cust 1910 41/6
Provenance: 
Commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1868
Description:

Reginald Easton, a watercolourist and miniature painter, became particularly well known among aristocratic circles for his miniature portraits of children. He was first recommended to Queen Victoria by her daughter, Princess Helena. Princess Victoria, Queen Victoria's granddaughter, is shown here aged five years. Easton painted this miniature, together with that of Princess Victoria's sister, Princess Elizabeth, in 1868.

Inscribed on the reverse in ink by Queen Victoria: Princess / Victoria of Hesse / b. at Windsor Castle / April 5. 1863– / eldest daughter / of Pce. Louis of Hesse / & Pces Alice of / Gt. Britain & / Ireland / painted by / R. Easton / July 1868.

Further details

Category: 
Miniatures