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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

After James Roberts (c. 1800-67)

The elder Princesses' Sitting room at Balmoral Castle c. 1864

Watercolour painting over photograph | 20.0 x 27.9 cm (image) | RCIN 916899

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A watercolour of a sitting room at Balmoral Castle. A circular table stands in the centre of the room surrounded by chairs with tartan upholstery. A tartan sofa and a piano stand along one side of the room. On the far wall there is a fireplace with a large overmantel mirror surrounded by three decorative fire screens.

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 elder Princefses Sitting room at Balmoral Castle- Sepr 1857. [beneath work]
  • 20.0 x 27.9 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

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