Queen Victoria; King Edward VII

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Queen Victoria; King Edward VII, by Henry Thomas Ryall, published by  Hering & Remington, after  Frederick A.C. Tilt, (circa 1847) - NPG D33628 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Queen Victoria; King Edward VII

by Henry Thomas Ryall, published by Hering & Remington, after Frederick A.C. Tilt
stipple and line engraving, (circa 1847)
20 in. x 16 in. (507 mm x 406 mm) plate size; 20 3/8 in. x 16 1/4 in. (517 mm x 412 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D33628


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  • King Edward VII (1841-1910), Reigned 1901-1910. Sitter associated with 415 portraits.
  • Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Reigned 1837-1901. Sitter associated with 496 portraits, Artist associated with 5 portraits.

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In keeping with the German Romantic tradition, the royal couple asked the miniaturist, Robert Thorburn, to portray them using earlier art historical styles in a variety of period dress. In this work, an engraved copy, the queen, posed as a medieval lady, wears a dress possibly inspired by Louisa, Lady Waterford's costume at the Eglinton Tournament. Thorburn would also depict her as Raphael-like Madonna. Alluding to Prince Albert's chivalrous qualities, the artist painted him as a noble knight in armour,and a seventeenth-century courtier.

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