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William Corden the Younger (1819-1900)

Windsor Castle: the Blue Room, looking toward the window c. 1864

RCIN 919815

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Prince Albert died in the Blue Room at Windsor Castle. The room was thereafter preserved by the Queen ‘as a living beautiful monument’ to her husband. Ludwig Gruner was commissioned to paint angels on the ceiling and a bust of the Prince by William Theed was placed between the beds. The room was to remain largely unchanged for the next forty years.

Commissioned by Queen Victoria

No. 395