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Carl Haag (1820-1915)

Lizzie Stewart and Mary Symons dated Oct 1853

Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour | 50.5 x 35.0 cm (whole object) | RCIN 920747

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Lizzie and Mary were the daughters of the Queen’s forester and a local merchant respectively, and both later went into royal service. Victoria and Albert had a keen interest in those around them, and compiled albums of photographs of royal servants. Victoria also sketched the two girls herself, referring to them in her journal as ╩╗dear little lassies╩╝.