Queen Victoria (1819-1901) Reigned 1837-1901

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: France
    City: Paris
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    George Hayter was born in London. He entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1808 and later taught drawing and painting to Princess Charlotte, daughter of the Prince Regent. In 1815 he was made Painter of Miniatures and Portraits to Charlotte and her husband, Prince Leopold. In the next year he travelled to Italy with the support of the Duke of Bedford and entered the Accademia di San Luca as its youngest ever member. Although Hayter returned to London in 1818, he moved back to Italy in 1826 and was in Paris from 1828 to 1831. Hayter settled in England in the early 1830s, was appointed Principal Painter-in-Ordinary to Queen Victoria in 1841 and knighted the following year. Despite his successes, he was never admitted to the Royal Academy.
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  • Details
    Title
    Queen Victoria (1819-1901) Reigned 1837-1901
    Date
    1860
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 201.50 cm, width: 150.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Transferred from the Foreign Office, December 1938
    GAC number
    0/685