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George Housman Thomas (1824-68)

Queen Victoria driving to open Parliament, 5 February 1861 drawn 1861

Pencil, pen and ink, watercolour and bodycolour | 30.3 x 45.5 cm (whole object) | RCIN 920251

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This watercolour shows Queen Victoria travelling with Prince Albert in the Gold State Coach to Westminster to give her speech for the State Opening of Parliament – she noted in her journal that there were ‘many people out’. After Albert’s death, Victoria attended the ceremony much less frequently.