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Richard Principal Leitch (1826-82)

Gorey Castle, Jersey dated 1860

Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour | 46.2 x 32.5 cm (whole object) | RCIN 920248

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The son of Victoria’s watercolour teacher William Leitch, Richard received a royal commission in 1860 for three views of Jersey ╩╗according to the Queen’s requests╩╝, which suggests Victoria probably specified the subjects. One of the views was this romanticised scene of the impressive castle with a sleeping fisherman on the quay, where the royal yacht had anchored for a night during a tour the previous summer.