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The Highland Fête at Balmoral, 22 September 1859


Watercolour and bodycolour | 19.4 x 35.3 cm (whole object) | RCIN 919484

Already a royal favourite, the Swedish artist Lundgren was invited to Scotland in 1859. He painted watercolours depicting the events of the Highland fête hosted that autumn at Balmoral; the royal family had previously attended and enjoyed the games at nearby Braemar. Queen Victoria described the appearance of the festivities as ‘striking in the extreme’.

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