Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

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

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:

    LOAN:KENT.3-1984

  • Gallery location:

    Boardroom

Physical description

Portrait of Queen Victoria

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

Marks and inscriptions

Signed and dated top left: Von Angeli 1887

Dimensions

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).

Notes
(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)

Materials

Oil paint; Canvas

Techniques

Oil painting

Subjects depicted

Portraits

Categories

Paintings; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.