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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

After James Roberts (c. 1800-67)

The elder Princesses' Bedroom at Balmoral Castle c. 1864

Watercolour painting over photograph | 19.9 x 28.0 cm (image) | RCIN 916900

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A watercolour of a bedroom at Balmoral Castle. Two beds separated by a tartan screen face in towards the centre of the room. A dressing table with a mirror stands in the window. There are pictures hanging on the walls. A door stands open on the far wall, leading in to the next room.

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.

  • Creator(s)

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

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

  • annotation: The 2 elder Princefs Bedroom at Balmoral Castle- Sepr 1857. [beneath work]
  • 19.9 x 28.0 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]