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Eugenio Agneni (1816-1879)

The Children's Fancy Ball at Buckingham Palace, 7th April 1859 dated 1859

Pencil and watercolour | 31.0 x 45.0 cm (whole object) | RCIN 919909

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Prince Leopold’s sixth birthday was celebrated with a party at Buckingham Palace. Leopold and his brother Arthur dressed as medieval English princes (depicted on the left here dancing with their sisters Louise and Helena, who wear dresses with blue skirts). Victoria and Albert watch the action from the stage at the back of the room.