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  • Description

    Queen Victoria and Prince Albert returning from their wedding ceremony; full length, standing hand in hand; the Queen in bridal gown, with collar, Star and sash of the Garter, holding nosegay; the Prince also wearing sash, collar and Star and uniform of a British Field-Marshal; after F. Lock; proof before title. 1841
    Mixed method mezzotint


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  • Date

    • 1841
  • Production place

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  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 734 millimetres
    • Width: 533 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with production detail: "Drawn by F Lock / Engraved by S.W. Reynolds / 15 Holland St Kensington"; publication line: "London. Pubd Jan 6th 1841 by G.S. Tregear, 96 Cheapside / Printed by McQueen / Proof"
  • Curator's comments

    Although it was published nearly a year after the royal marriage, this image perpetuates a common error in showing Queen Victoria and Prince Albert wearing their Order of the Garter sashes. The Prince was invested as a Garter Knight in Germany shortly before his departure for London on 23 January, 1840. For the ceremony both wore Garter insignia, the Queen in a small Collar of the Garter, the Prince in the Collar and the diamond-studded Garter given him by the Queen on 9 February

    Cataloguing supported by the Pilgrim Trust


  • Bibliography

    • O'Donoghue 1908-25 183 bibliographic details
    • Whitman 1903 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British Printmakers XIXc Plan Press)

  • Associated names

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
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  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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