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Louis Haghe (1806-85)

The Ballroom, Buckingham Palace, 17 June 1856 dated 1856

RCIN 919910

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The new Ballroom at Buckingham Palace, designed by Sir James Pennethorne, opened in May 1856. The interior decoration was supervised by Ludwig Gruner, and was inspired by Italian Renaissance design. This watercolour shows the second ball to take place in the new space, which provided a contrast to the cramped Throne Room where such events had previously been held.

Commissioned by Queen Victoria for her Souvenir Album

No. 115