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Queen Victoria

3 of 501 portraits of Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey, circa 1839 - NPG 316a(125) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Queen Victoria

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, circa 1839
20 in. x 16 1/4 in. (508 mm x 413 mm)
Given by Mrs George Jones, 1871
Primary Collection
NPG 316a(125)

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  • Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Reigned 1837-1901. Sitter associated with 501 portraits, Artist associated with 5 portraits.

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These drawings were made for a bust of Queen Victoria in her coronation year. In the profile drawing, Chantrey has repeated the detail of the nose and parted lips. The success of Chantrey's busts of her uncles George IV and William IV, may have led to this commission. Made towards the end of Chantrey's life, it was said to be the last bust he touched with his chisel. Queen Victoria's consort Prince Albert thought that the bust was the best portrait of his wife.

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