Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Print of the Day: Royal visit to Napoleon III: Queen Victoria's Entry into Paris, 18 August 1855.

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Queen Victoria's Royal Visit to Napoleon III
Goorgen, 1855
Crown Copyright
The Royal Collection
Image Courtesy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Signed simply, “Goorgen,” this print from 1855 depicts the arrival of Queen Victoria in Paris on August 18. The Royal party drives through the triumphal arch which had been raised by the “artistes” of the Paris Opéra on the Rue Le Peletier. This image serves to demonstrate the grand fuss which had been made in conjunction with the arrival of the Queen and Prince Albert.

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