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Eugène-Charles-François Guérard (1821-66)

Queen Victoria's entry into Paris, 18 August 1855 dated 1855

Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour on buff paper | 34.1 x 49.7 cm (whole object) | RCIN 920060

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Here Victoria and Albert enter Paris, through a grand triumphal arch and amidst cheering crowds, at the start of their ten-day sojourn in August 1855. But after delays to their journey it was in fact nearing twilight when the procession took place, and many spectators were unhappy after a long wait to see the British royal family.