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Philip Foltz (1805-77)

Tyrolese Woman and Child 1848

Oil on canvas | 65.0 x 52.7 x 2.1 cm (support, canvas/panel/str external) | RCIN 408980

Queen's Bedroom, Osborne House

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Queen Victoria’s enjoyment of drawing and painting lasted into adulthood and became a pastime she shared with Prince Albert. She copied several Romantic depictions of people climbing in the Italian-Austrian Alps, including this one, by German history painter Philip Foltz.  Victoria and Albert sometimes worked together on their paintings, and she admitted in one diary entry, referring to her copies of Foltz, that 'dear Albert helps me, doing it much better than I can'.