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Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73)

Queen Victoria (1819-1901) Signed and dated 1843

RCIN 406010

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This intimate portrait of the Queen with her hair unravelled from its traditional knot was intended as a secret birthday present for her husband, and clearly intended only for his eyes. He immediately declared it his favourite portrait of her. The Queen is wearing a pendant containing a lock of the Prince’s hair.

Commissioned by Queen Victoria and presented to Prince Albert on his birthday, 26 August 1843

No. 14