Victorian hand coloured print commemorating the birth of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s first child, Victoria
The Princess Royal was born on 21 November, 1841 and as with our own Royal family, the Victorians were fascinated by the comings and goings, weddings and births of the Royals. It was terribly popular to have prints, ceramics, and decorative items reflecting them. This sweet print is still vivid in its colours and is full of details, such as Victoria’s gracious dress and robe, bordered in ermine. She sits on a throne, and just under her dress, a footstool can be seen with a tiny regal foot. By her side, with curly hair and dressed in full regalia, is her handsome and beloved Prince Albert, looking affectionaly downwards, as he elegantly clasps his gloves.
The print is contemporary with the birth, making it around the 1840’s date.
The period, rich maple frame measures 21.5 cm by 16.5 cm, while the print itself is 12.5 cm by 8 cm.