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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Queen Victoria in costume for the 1745 Fancy Ball, 6 June 1845

Overview

Creator: Louis Haghe (1806-1885) (artist)
Creation Date: 
dated 1845
Materials: 
Watercolour and bodycolour over pencil
Dimensions: 
27.6 x 19.8 cm
RCIN 
913347
Reference(s): 
P(F) 226
DM 2323
RL 13347
Provenance: 
Commissioned by Queen Victoria for her Souvenir and Portrait Albums; Haghe was paid £52 10s 0d ‘for 6 Drawings of the Fancy Ball & of our Costumes’ on 16 May 1846
Description:

A watercolour of a full-length standing figure, facing right, holding a fan, in an interior, probably the Throne Room.

Queen Victoria’s costume for the 1845 Bal Costumé was made by the royal dressmakers M. and Mlle Vouillon et Laure. The Queen was so delighted with the dress that she commissioned a number of portraits of herself wearing it, as well as sketching it in her Journal.

Text adapted from Victoria & Albert: Art & Love, London, 2010

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours