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The return of the Guards from the Crimea, outside Buckingham Palace, 9 July 1856

dated Jul 1856

Watercolour and bodycolour over pencil | 30.8 x 45.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 916792

A watercolour showing the Royal Family on the balcony of Blore's new facade of Buckingham Palace welcoming the return of the Guards from the Crimea. Signed and dated. On 9 July the three battalions of Guards who had returned from the Crimea marched from Pall Mall to Buckingham Palace where the royal family had gathered on the balcony. Queen Victoria recorded that ‘The worn and tattered colours were amazingly spontaneously cheered, several being crowned with laurels and flowers’.

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