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Portrait of Princess Marie of Edinburgh from original painting exhibited at the Royal Academy by Millais in 1882 (see Millar, cat. 492); three quarter length; standing slightly to left; holding knitting and needles, with ball of wool resting on table to right; state before letter; illustration to Lionel Cust's "The Royal Collection of Paintings at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle", 1905-6.
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- 1905-1906 (c.)
Height: 415 millimetres
Width: 290 millimetres
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- Original painting in the Royal Collection at Windsor, RCIN 400920
In selecting this subject, Queen Victoria wished the public to see that the royal princesses undertook mundane tasks such as knitting, just like other children. The Queen supplied Millais with photographs of the princess. Although the Queen was pleased with the portrait, considering it “wonderfully like”, Millais had found it hard to do and was not satisfied with it.
For George H. Every’s mezzotint, “A Little Duchess”, published by Thos. Agnew & Sons in Manchester in 1884, see: 1886,1127.56 (Artist’s proof)
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