Queen Victoria with Prince Albert & the Prince of Wales

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: France
    City: Paris
    Place: British Embassy

    Interpretation about this artwork is under review

    The Government Art Collection recognises its responsibility to artists, colleagues and all our audiences to represent the diversity of the UK and to embed anti-racist and equitable practices throughout our work. We are taking action to address inequality in the Collection and its interpretation.

  • About the artist
    Franz Xaver Winterhalter was one of Queen Victoria’s favourite artists. Born in Menzenschwand, Germany, he settled in Paris in 1834. He was introduced to Queen Victoria by her uncle, Leopold King of the Belgians. Between 1843 and 1871, Winterhalter carried out a vast number of royal commissions in England, spending six to seven weeks there each summer, where he painted chiefly at Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace. Winterhalter left Paris to live in Karlsruhe in 1871. Two years later, news of his death in Frankfurt, the result of typhus, reached Queen Victoria. ‘With all his peculiarities,’ she wrote to her eldest daughter, ‘I liked him so much’.
  • Explore
    People
    VictoriaAlbert, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha)Edward VII
    Places
    Materials & Techniques
    silk, woven, silk weaving
  • Details
    Title
    Queen Victoria with Prince Albert & the Prince of Wales
    Date
    Medium
    Woven silk
    Dimensions
    height: 106.50 cm, width: 80.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented by Charles Hervey, November 1945
    GAC number
    14500