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Queen Victoria and her Family

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Nepal
    City: Kathmandu
    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’.
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    People
    VictoriaAlbert, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha)Victoria, Princess RoyalEdward VIIAlice, Princess, Grand Duchess of HesseAlfred, Prince, Duke of EdinburghHelena Augusta Victoria, Princess, of Schleswig-Holstein
    Places
    Materials & Techniques
    lithograph
  • Details
    Title
    Queen Victoria and her Family
    Date
    1848
    Medium
    Lithograph
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Christie's, 12 February 1980
    Provenance
    Christie's 12/2/1980 (99)
    GAC number
    14944