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Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, wife of John, 9th Duke of Argyll, 4th daughter of Queen Victoria (1848-1939)

Alt Dourie Cottage dated Oct 1865


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This domestic scene, showing Queen Victoria and her daughter Princess Louise drying themselves by the fire at Alt Dourie Cottage near the Balmoral Estate, has been bound into one of Queen Victoria’s sketchbooks. It is likely that the watercolour records an event on 26 October 1865, which Queen Victoria recorded in her Journal: ‘At ¼ p.[ast] 12 drove … up behind Invercauld…it came on to rain heavily, so that we got off & drove to the small tea house beyond Invercauld, where we established ourselves in the kitchen, made a good fire & took our luncheon.’