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Nicholas Chevalier (1828-1902)

Full-length study of dress worn by the Duchess of Edinburgh with detail of detail of agraffe and star daed 23 Jan 1874

RCIN 926237

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Chevalier’s sketch gives a vivid impression of the silver and gem-set sarafan worn by all Russian imperial brides at their wedding. Lady Stanley, wife of the Dean of Westminster, recalled that ‘the small graceful head so childlike, must have ached with the immense weight of jewels’.

Commissioned by Queen Victoria, 1874; purchased by HM The Queen, 1986.