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Alexander Melville

(1823-1892)

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Charles Haddon Spurgeon, by Alexander Melville - NPG 2641

Charles Haddon Spurgeon

by Alexander Melville
oil on canvas, 1885
NPG 2641

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gerald rivett

14 October 2016, 18:17

In addition to my comments of 10th. October re Alexander Melville I can now relate that he painted in 1885 a portrait of Queen Victoria and two of her daughters sewing quilts for the Royal Hospital at Betley. This painting is held in the Royal Collection and can be viewed online. When the 1887 painting of the Queen by herself is compared with the other painting it is immediately obvious that Melville painted the Queen as an individual in the same clothes and the quilt is actually at the same stage of finish in the exact pattern. The painting was gifted to the Queen by the artist in 1887 as a tribute to her Diamond Jubilee of the same year.

gerald rivett

10 October 2016, 18:12

As an owner of an Alexander Melville painting of Queen Victoria dated 1887 your 'active' dating is wrong. My painting is due for sale at Bonhams Knightsbridge on 25 October 2016 where the date of 1887 is clearly marked. He painted 3 other Royal portraits of the Queen (2) and Prince Albert (1).

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