Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Painting of the Day: The Prince’s Dressing and Writing Room at Osborne House, 1851

Osborne House: The Prince's Dressing and Writing Room
James Roberts, 1851
The Royal Collection
Upon the completion of the new Osborne House in 1851, along with many photographs, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert commissioned various painters to record the carefully planned interiors of their new home.

Painter James Roberts rendered this replica of Prince Albert’s pale blue Dressing and Writing Room in the Prince’s suite in the new mansion. The artist has faithfully copied Prince Albert’s ever-increasing collection of Italian art.

These paintings proved helpful when the house was restored in the late 1990’s—allowing a clean, accurate look at the original color schemes.

Crown Copyright
The Royal Collection
Via The Royal Collection Trust
Image Courtesy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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