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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

After James Roberts (c. 1800-67)

The Prince Consort's Sitting room at Balmoral Castle c. 1864

Watercolour painting over photograph | 19.8 x 28.0 cm (image) | RCIN 916901

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A watercolour of the Prince Consort's sitting room at Balmoral Castle. A large writing desk stands in the window to the left. The mountains in the distance can be seen through the window. In the centre of the room there is a table with a chair at either end. A sofa and armchair stand on the right, facing towards the window. An open door leads in to another 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 Prince Consort's Sitting room at Balmoral Castle- Sepr 1857. [beneath work]
  • 19.8 x 28.0 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]