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An oil painting of a garden party at Buckingham Palace. Queen Victoria and Alexandra, Princess of Wales are returning to the Palace in an open carriage pulled by two grey horses; in the garden, on the left, the Prince of Wales is conversing to a couple in

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

The Children in the Pleasure Garden at Osborne dated Aug 1850

RCIN 980055.ab

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Another activity which Queen Victoria enjoyed at Osborne was sketching and painting in watercolours in the grounds. One of her favourite subjects was her expanding family. This watercolour, made by the Queen in 1850, shows her seven eldest children in the Pleasure Grounds at Osborne.