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Eugene-Louis Lami (1800-90)

Marie-Amélie, Queen of the French, greets Queen Victoria at Le Tréport c.1843-4

Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour | 23.0 x 36.3 cm (whole object) | RCIN 919996

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The Queen and Prince were welcomed to France by Louis-Philippe and his wife, Queen Marie-Amélie. The King (wearing red trousers and a sash) turns to Albert standing beside him as Victoria and Marie-Amélie greet one another. Their clasped hands, the focus of this scene, symbolise the entente cordiale, the close friendship that Louis-Philippe hoped to enjoy with Britain and its monarch.