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Couple being married in front of a crowd of dignitaries
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Juliane, Princess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfield, Grand Duchess Anna Feodorovna of Russia (1781-1860)

Signed and dated 1848

RCIN 404524

Described by Queen Victoria as ‘an indescribably like and beautiful picture of Aunt Julia’, the artist captures a wistfulness and sorrow in the sitter’s expression; this contrasts with the exuberance visible in the portrait of the sitter as a young girl, nearby. Her marriage to Grand Duke Constantine had failed and she later lived in Boissière, near Geneva, which appears in the background.

Commissioned by Queen Victoria, 1848
  • WINDSOR CASTLE INVENTORY....[date] / No.... [inventory number]; oval stamp referring to the Victorian Pictures InventoryNo 1454

    [crown] / VR [encircled by] Queen's Personal Property ; stamp]

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