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Souvenir Portrait of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria, Empress of India

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Souvenir Portrait of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria, Empress of India
  • Description

    Nearly full-length portrait of Queen Victoria, standing holding a fan and wearing the crown of India. c.1887
    Photolithograph printed on silk

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1887 (ca)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 292 millimetres
    • Width: 176 millimetres (image area)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        With title below and 'From a photograph by Walery, Regent St' and 'Presented with 'The Gentlewoman''
  • Curator's comments

    Probably made for the Jubilee of 1887

  • Location

    BH/FF10/Portraits British CI

  • Exhibition history

    2010 May-Aug BM (G90) 'Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria'

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    22 February 2010

    Treatment proposal




    Treatment details

    Mounted into an overthrow 3ply Royal mount using Heritage conservation board and hinged to backboard using Japanese paper hinges and Culminal adhesive (non-ionic cellulose ether). Hinges attached to object using wheat starch paste.

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  • Registration number



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