Sophie Liénard (French, active 1842-1845)
Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Queen of Great Britain and Ireland (1837-1901), standing in the Royal Box at the Drury Lane Theatre, wearing white dress, three-quarter-length sleeves trimmed with two tiers of white lace, white rosette to her corsage set with a diamond pendant jewel, blue sash of the Order of the Garter, black lace shawl, diamond pendent earrings and diamond tiara, the ruched trim of her white gloves decorated with black rosettes, a nosegay of pink roses held in a gold bouquet-holder (a gift from the Marquess of Coyngham) in her left hand, her right hand resting on the ermine stole draped over the ledge of her box, on which sits a programme held open by an ivory fan, the gilt-wood and red upholstered chair behind the Queen bearing her monogram VR.
Painted on porcelain, signed on the reverse and dated Queen Victoria/ copied by Sophie Lienard, of Paris,/ from the original by E. T. Parris/ London._1838., gilt-mounted within velvet border impressed with gilt-metal monogram VR above which sits a gilt-metal crown, a slip of paper bearing Victoria's autograph below the image, gilt-metal frame.
Rectangular, 179mm (7 1/16in) high
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