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DM 4623: a decorated tree on a table with presents, paintings, and a bracelet designed by Prince Albert.  Signed, dated and inscribed.

Victoria and Albert spent 20 happy Christmases together at Windsor Castle

William Essex (1784-1869)

Queen Victoria (1819-1901) 1841

RCIN 421990

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The miniature artist William Essex had worked for the Royal Family since at least 1827, and therefore might have seen the young Princess Victoria at this age. He painted this retrospective miniature of her in 1841, when she was 22.

Christmas, I always look upon as a most dear happy time, also for Albert…

Queen Victoria’s Journal, 24 December 1841

From Queen Victoria to Prince Albert, Christmas 184