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horse sketched by Edward VII

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King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)

A horse dated 20 Oct 1853

Watercolour, pen and ink | 17.5 x 25.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 980477.m

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A pen and ink drawing and a watercolour showing two bust-length studies of the character Mephistopheles from Goethe's Faust, after an illustration by Moritz Retzsch. The pen and ink study is shown to the left and the watercolour is shown to the right. Bot

Mephistopeles ©

Prince Albert liked the watercolours of Edward Henry Corbould so much that he decided to employ him as painting instructor to the Royal Family. Corbould was the favourite teacher of the Royal children, who enjoyed his light-hearted approach. Like Richard Westall before him, Corbould made studies for his pupils to copy. In both examples shown here, we can see Corbould’s model on the left-hand side of the page and the efforts of 12-year-old Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) on the right.