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The Royal Family

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850-60 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Winterhalter, Franz Xaver, born 1805 - died 1873 (artist)
    Noël, Alphonse Léon, born 1807 - died 1894 (lithographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph coloured by hand

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS, case R, shelf 82, box R

Physical description

A print after painting by Franz Xavier Winterhalter, of the British Royal Family in 1846, showing Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, Prince Edward, Prince Alfred, Princess Victoria, Princess Alice, Princess Helena.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1850-60 (made)


Winterhalter, Franz Xaver, born 1805 - died 1873 (artist)
Noël, Alphonse Léon, born 1807 - died 1894 (lithographer)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph coloured by hand

Marks and inscriptions

'Lithographie par LEON NOEL en [ ].'


Height: 64.3 cm, Width: 82.2 cm

Descriptive line

Print by Alphonse Léon Noël after a painting by Franz Xavier Winterhalter entitled 'The Royal Family', lithograph coloured by hand, France, 1850-60

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1990
Julius Bryant, ed. Art and Design for All. The Victoria and Albert Museum London: V&A Publishing, 2011. ISBN: 9781851776665.

Production Note

The painting, dated 1846, on which this print is based, is in the Royal Collection. This print has been laid onto cotton or linen which has then been nailed to a strainer (a rigid wooden rectangle without corner wedges). Strainers were used before and after the invention of stretchers, with corner wedges to allow adjustments in size, in the period 1751-72. The treatment this print has received shows that it was used as a decorative object rather than being kept in a portfolio.




Prints; Copies and Facsimilies; Portraits; Royalty


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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