7 of 527 portraits of Queen Victoria
by Aaron Edwin Penley
watercolour, circa 1840
16 in. x 13 3/8 in. (405 mm x 340 mm) uneven
Given by John Steegman, 1959
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- Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Reigned 1837-1901. Sitter associated with 527 portraits, Artist associated with 5 portraits.
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- Aaron Edwin Penley (1806-1870), Painter and drawing-master. Artist of 1 portrait, Sitter in 3 portraits.
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Queen Victoria succeeded to the throne in 1837 and married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg Gotha in 1840. In this miniature, which dates from the early years of her reign, Victoria is shown with a bust of Albert. She was devoted to her husband, with whom she had nine children, and was overcome by grief at his death from typhoid fever in 1861 at the age of 42. In the portraits of the Queen made both before and after Albert's death she is frequently shown with an image of her husband sometimes in the form of a bust and sometimes in the form of a bracelet inset with his portrait.
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- Livingstone, Natalie, author., The mistresses of Cliveden / Natalie Livingstone., 2015, p. 253
- Ormond, Richard, Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p. 477
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 634