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Victoria & Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour

Accompanies the exhibition

Carly Collier

160 pages

Victoria & Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour©

Hardback, 210 x 245mm, 120 colour illustrations
ISBN 978 1 909741 58 4

The arts were an important shared enthusiasm of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert throughout their marriage. Of particular personal significance for the royal couple were the hundreds of watercolours they acquired, which formed a visual record of their public and private lives together.

In celebration of the bicentenary of the births of both Victoria and Albert, this publication presents a broad-ranging selection of these watercolours. The colourful, detailed and dynamic works capture the pomp and spectacle of the British court, foreign travel and diplomacy, the exploration and shaping of a modern nation and, importantly, the close-knit family at the heart of it all.

Carly Collier is Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings, Royal Collection Trust. She curated the exhibition, Victoria & Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour.


Victoria and Albert's family tree, featuring family members mentioned in the book.©
Queen Victoria driving to open Parliament in 1861 by George Housman Thomas ©
The bell brought from Sebastopol in 1856, by George Housman Thomas©
Victoria and Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour
The watercolours collected by Victoria and Albert documented their lives, private and official, together

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Victoria & Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour


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