|The Queen & Prince Albert Polka|
After John Brandard, Artist
M. & N. Hanhart, Lithographer
The Victoria & Albert Museum
Here, we see the cover from the sheet music for a popular song written in time for the wedding—“The Queen & Prince Albert Polka.” The cover depicts Queen Victoria in a white gown wearing the sash of the Order of the Garter, as one does when one polkas, and Prince Albert in a very handsome red military jacket with epaulettes. They look out to the viewer as if to entreat them to join in the festivities. A border of gold, scrolled foliage surrounds the image and title.
It’s very cute. I want it.