by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print, published December 1889
9 7/8 in. x 7 1/8 in. (250 mm x 182 mm) image size
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- Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Reigned 1837-1901. Sitter associated with 495 portraits, Artist associated with 5 portraits.
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Walery's first photographs of the Queen were extensively used at the time of her Golden Jubilee in 1887. In an article in The Woman at Home, 1894, Walery described his father's royal sittings; ''Her majesty the Queen will communicate with us, fixing a date. Upon the date appointed, we proceed with a camera, backgrounds etc. to Windsor, where her Majesty is photographed in a studio, which was, I believe, originally used by the late Prince Consort, one of whose hobbies was photography. Some photographers have three or four camera going at once, so that they may be sure of the result, but we have never had more than one. Her Majesty is an excellent sitter, most gracious, kind and considerate.'
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- Victorian Women by Walery (18 December 2004 - 4 September 2005)