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Martin Laroche (1814-86)

Charles, Prince of Leiningen (1804-1857) Inscribed 1855

Watercolour over photograph on card | 21.5 x 15.7 cm (support, canvas/panel/stretcher external) | RCIN 420746

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This coloured photograph depicts Charles, Prince of Leiningen (1804-57), the half-brother of Queen Victoria (1819-1901). Queen Victoria received a visit from her brother in March 1855, around the time of this photograph, when she described him as looking 

well & fat

RA VIC/Y 100/11