Thursday, October 3, 2013

Gratuitous Bertie Dog Picture: The Dog Masque

"I'm waiting for the canapes."

Image:  Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at the Bal Costumé of 12 May 1842, Sir Edwin Landseer (1803-73) (artist), Creation Date: 1846, Materials: Oil on canvas, D, Provenance:
Commissioned by Queen Victoria (payment dated 12 July 1847, £420).

Landseer’s double portrait commemorates the costume ball held on 12 May 1842 at Buckingham Palace, attended by over two thousand people. Prince Albert and Queen Victoria, dressed as Edward III and his consort Queen Philippa of Hainault, received the guests in the Throne Room.

Crown Copyright, The Royal Collection, Image Courtesy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II via The Royal Collection Trust.  To learn more about this painting, visit the entry at The Royal Collection.

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