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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

After James Roberts (c. 1800-67)

Queen's Sitting Room at Balmoral Castle c. 1864

Watercolour painting over photograph | 19.9 x 28.8 cm (image) | RCIN 916898

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A watercolour of Queen Victoria's sitting room at Balmoral Castle. Sofas, tables and chairs are spread around the room with three pictures hanging on the walls. 

Five watercolours by James Roberts of the interior of the newly built Balmoral Castle and commissioned by Queen Victoria in September 1857 were given to Princess Victoria following her marriage to Prince Frederick William of Prussia. Hand-coloured photographic copies were made of the five for Queen Victoria in 1864 of which this may be one. Caption states 'Photograph, coloured by Corden after Roberts'.

  • Creator(s)

    After James Roberts (c. 1800-67) (artist)

    William Corden the Younger (1819-1900) (artist)

  • annotation: Queen's Sitting room at Balmoral Castle, opening onto the Princes'- Sep & Oct 1857./ Photograph coloured by Corden after Roberts [beneath work]
  • 19.9 x 28.8 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • drawings/watercolours
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Balmoral Castle [Aberdeenshire]