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Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)

View from my sitting room Window at Osborne dated 24 Aug 1848

RCIN 980026.al

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The Queen was a talented amateur artist, having studied with Edward Lear, Edwin Landseer, Franz Xaver Winterhalter and William Leitch. She was particularly competent at watercolour, encouraged by Leitch’s patient instruction. A number of practice sheets by the Queen survive, showing her diligently practising Leitch’s lessons, among them these studies of trees.

Nos 379 and 380