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Eugene-Louis Lami (1800-90)

The Grand Staircase at Buckingham Palace, 5 July 1848 dated 1848

Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour | 38.0 x 33.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 919902

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The Queen and Prince Albert both enjoyed dancing and entertaining, and they held many balls at Buckingham Palace, which were attended by thousands of guests. Eugène-Louis Lami was a French artist who specialised in glamorous society scenes – Victoria and Albert knew of his work through a gift they received of an album including his watercolours.