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The Garden Front of Buckingham Palace

dated 17 Aug 1839

Watercolour and bodycolour | 27.8 x 40.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 919891

Victoria and Albert chose this work to begin the first of the series of nine watercolour albums. It was given to the Queen by her mother, the Duchess of Kent, as a gift in 1839. 21 watercolours by Stanley – views of their homes and places they visited – were included in the first album.

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