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George Arthur Fripp (1813-96)

Penrhyn Castle, view from the Queen's window dated 1860

RCIN 920250

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A watercolour recording the royal visit, in North Wales, to Col. and Lady Louisa Pennant, 15-17 Oct. 1859. Deer graze in the foreground; two figures are on the left, a viaduct in the middle distance and mountains beyond. The Queen praised the view from her window at Penrhyn Castle, where the royal family stayed for a few days in October 1859, as ‘splendid’. George Fripp, a Bristol artist, was commissioned to record the landscape in a watercolour for the Queen’s Souvenir Album. Signed and dated: George A. Fripp. 1860 Text adapted from Victoria & Albert: Art & Love, London, 2010