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Jean-Baptiste-Fortuné de Fournier (1798-1864)

Queen Victoria's drawing room at Saint-Cloud Aug 1855

Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour | 32.7 x 47.1 cm (whole object) | RCIN 920064

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The Château of Saint-Cloud, to the west of Paris, was Victoria and Albert’s home during their visit. No effort was spared in ensuring the queen’s comfort; the empress even arranged for paintings and furniture to be brought from the Louvre museum to furnish their rooms. One of Napoleon III’s favourite residences, Saint-Cloud was destroyed fifteen years later during the Franco-Prussian War.