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Keyl reported in a letter that he had learned from Sir Edwin Landseer that 'The Queen was quite delighted with my Lambs brought them herself with her own hands into his bedroom – thought it quite Preraphaelite'.
Signed and dated: F.W. Keyl / 1868.

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Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)

Sketches of the Royal Children by V.R. from 1841-1859

Red leather with gilt tooling | 36.5 x 28.5 x 6.0 cm (album) | RCIN 980024

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An ink drawing showing Victoria, Princess Royal. She is shown full-length, from behind, standing with one arm out to the side. She is wearing a checked nineteenth-century style child's dress, tied at the back with a ribbon. Her hair has been done in two p

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In her Journal entry for Easter Sunday, 1843, Queen Victoria describes making this pen sketch of her daughter Victoria in a 'new little pale green silk frock'. The dress has been tied with a ribbon, and the Princess Royal’s hair has been done in two short plaits. Queen Victoria writes how ‘pretty’ her young daughter looked. In an entry a few days earlier, Queen Victoria describes Prince Albert hiding “coloured Easter eggs in moss” for the Royal children to find.