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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Prince Albert 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: 
27.3 x 20.0 cm
RCIN 
913348
Reference(s): 
P(F) 227
DM 2325
RL 13348
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 front, with his fingers on a table, in an elaborate interior, wearing a costume of the reign of George II.

The Queen described herself as ‘so proud’ of the Prince in his costume for the Fancy Ball. The outfit, which had been made by Messrs Roth and Freeman, won widespread approval: the Illustrated London News praised the costume’s ‘gorgeous splendour ... regulated with historical accuracy and refined taste’.

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

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours