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Oil painting - Queen Victoria
  • Queen Victoria
    Angeli, Heinrich Anton von, born 1840 - died 1925
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Queen Victoria

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    England (painted)

  • Date:

    1887 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Angeli, Heinrich Anton von, born 1840 - died 1925 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on canvas

  • Credit Line:

    Lent by HRH Prince Michael of Kent

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:


Physical description

Portrait of Queen Victoria

Place of Origin

England (painted)


1887 (painted)


Angeli, Heinrich Anton von, born 1840 - died 1925 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Oil on canvas

Marks and inscriptions

Signed and dated top left: Von Angeli 1887


Height: 126 cm approx., Width: 80.5 cm approx., Height: 171 cm frame dimensions (measured from highest point of frame in centre), Width: 125 cm frame dimensions, Depth: 6 cm frame dimensions

Object history note

On loan from HRH Prince Michael of Kent since 1984

Historical significance: The Austrian portraitist Henrich von Angeli (1840-1925) was greatly favoured by Queen Victoria and her family, assuming the place previously occupied by Franz Xaver Winterhalter after that artist's death in 1873.

This is a close copy, painted by Von Angeli in 1887, of a portrait he had made of Queen Victoria in 1875. During the sittings in 1875, the Queen described the portrait in a letter to her daughter as follows: 'It is quite en face; hands crossed before me as I generally stand; my usual Evng. Cap - & a black satin dress cut square as I wear them in the winter.' (1) Queen Victoria was delighted by portrait, describing it as 'absurdly like' and 'a marvellous likeness - as if I looked at myself in the glass' (2).

(1) Oliver Millar, The Victorian Pictures in the Collection of HM The Queen, Cambridge, 1992, cat. 5, p. 4
(2) Ibid.

Descriptive line

Oil painting, 'Queen Victoria', Heinrich Anton von Angeli, 1887

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Oliver Millar, The Victorian Pictures in the Collection of HM The Queen (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992), cat. 5, pp. 4-5

Production Note

This is a close copy by Von Angeli of his 1875 portrait of Queen Victoria (Royal Collection)


Oil paint; Canvas


Oil painting

Subjects depicted



Paintings; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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