Queen Victoria (1819-1901) Reigned 1837-1901
About the work
Interpretation about this artwork is under review
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About the artist
John Partridge was born in Glasgow. He studied under Thomas Phillips from c.1815 in London. In 1823, he travelled to France and then onto Italy, where he remained until 1827. He later settled in London, living first in Marylebone, before moving to fashionable Grosvenor Square and enjoying the patronage of many aristocrats. A self-portrait shows him in his richly furnished drawing room, surrounded by relatives and his fashionably dressed wife. He was appointed Portrait Painter Extraordinaire to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1842.
- Queen Victoria (1819-1901) Reigned 1837-1901
- published 1849
- Purchased from Christopher Wood, September 1980
- Sold through Christie’s, South Kensington, on 24 March 1980 (Lot 38); from which sale purchased by Christopher Wood Gallery, London; from whom purchased by the Government Picture Collection in September 1980
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