Queen Victoria in her wedding dress

1848

John Haslem (1808-64) after Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73)

Queen Victoria

 

As a surprise present to Albert for their seventh wedding anniversary in 1847, Queen Victoria asked Winterhalter to paint her portrait in her wedding clothes. This is a miniature copy after Winterhalter’s portrait which is also in the Royal Collection. It shows her wearing a wreath of orange blossom, the diamond and sapphire brooch given to her by Albert on her wedding day, and the collar of the Order of the Garter.


Enamel

17.5 x 16

RCIN 421993