Thursday, April 17, 2014

Gratuitous Bertie Dog Picture: Not-so Identical Cousins All The Way

"You're looking the wrong way."

Image:  The cousins: Queen Victoria and Victoire, Duchesse de Nemours, Creator: Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73) (artist), Creation Date: Signed and dated 1852 Materials: Oil on canvas, Acquirer: Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-61), when Prince Albert, consort of Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1840-57), Provenance: Commissioned by Queen Victoria (payment dated 1 July 1852, £100, RA VIC/ ADD T/ 232/ 30) and presented to Prince Albert on his birthday, 26 August 1852.  

Crown Copyright, The Royal Collection.  Via The Royal Collection Trust.  Image Courtesy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.To learn more about this masterpiece, visit the entry for this painting  in the online catalog of the Royal Collection Trust.

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