Queen Victoria

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The watercolour depicts Queen Victoria shortly before she officially adopted the title Empress of India, which was proclaimed at a spectacular ceremony, known as a Durbar, in Delhi in 1877. The queen is shown wearing the Riband and Star of the Order of the Garter and the badge of the Order of Victoria and Albert.

This portrait is a copy of the original oil painting by Von Angeli in the Royal Collection. The artist, Lady Abercromby, was one of the queen's Ladies of the Bedchamber. This copy was approved by the queen for presentation to the National Portrait Gallery.

National Portrait Gallery, London



Queen Victoria




watercolour on paper


H 145.7 x W 97.8 cm

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gift from Lady Julia Abercromby, 1883

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