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Queen Victoria (1819-1901) c. 1841

Daguerreotype | 6.6 x 5.1 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2932495

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Daguerreotype of a painting of Queen Victoria wearing her Parliamentary Robe and the Diamond Diadem, as if in the early stages of her Coronation service. She is standing with her head turned slightly to the right and her right arm resting on a pile of furs. Her jewellery has been punched and painted over in gold. The daguerreotype is mounted in a brown leather case with the lid missing.

The Coronation of Queen Victoria took place at Westminister Abbey on the 28th of June 1838. She was crowned with a newly made Imperial State Crown (since replaced), set with the jewels of Edward the Confessor. Daguerreotypes created a way to reproduce paintings, and to alter their dimensions to become small and transportable objects.
  • Creator(s)

    Fretlove (casemaker)

    Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)
  • 6.6 x 5.1 cm (image) (image)

    9.3 x 8.1 cm (frame, external)

  • Queen Victoria wearing Coronation dress and crown.

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs