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LOUIS HAGHE (1806-85)

The 1745 Fancy Ball at Buckingham Palace, 6 June 1845


RCIN 919907

For the second Bal Costumé at Buckingham Palace the guests dressed in the fashions of 1745. Haghe’s watercolour shows the duc and duchesse de Nemours, the guests of honour, dancing a minuet with their hosts. The press referred to the ‘graceful flitting forms’ of this royal dance. Haghe’s drawings were published as souvenir lithographs.

Commissioned by Queen Victoria for her Souvenir Album

No. 153

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