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Charlotte Canning, Viscountess Canning (1817-61)

The view from the unfinished terrace, Osborne House c.1848

Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour | 18.9 x 34.4 cm (whole object) | RCIN 919848

William Leighton Leitch taught Charlotte Canning, one of Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting and a good amateur watercolourist, and she recommended the artist to her royal mistress. This watercolour is probably primarily by Canning, with Leitch assisting with elements of the composition and colouring.