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Queen Victoria's Visit to HMS 'Queen' at Portsmouth, 1 March 1842

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

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The painting records an event which took place on 1 March 1842, during Queen Victoria's visit to Portsmouth. The Queen was accompanied by her husband Prince Albert, together with the Duke of Saxe-Coburg, his two sons Prince Augustus and Prince Leopold, the Duke of Wellington and others, as she toured Spithead in the steamer 'Black Eagle'. She then visited HMS 'Queen', 110 guns, which was anchored at Spithead and was the flagship of Vice-Admiral Sir E. Owen. His red flag is shown flying from the main, together with the red ensign, Union flag and the Royal Standard.

National Maritime Museum





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H 48.3 x W 68.6 cm

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