L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i



Sunday, July 6, 2014

Royal Victorian weddings


Queen Victoria and Prince Albert - 10 February 1840, Chapel Royal, St. James’s Palace - Sir George Hayter (1792-1871)


Victoria, Princess Royal and Prince Friedrich of Prussia - 25 January 1858, Chapel Royal, St. James’s Palace - John Philip (1817-67)


Princess Alice to Prince Louis of Hesse -  1 July 1862, Dining Room, Osborne House - George Housman Thomas (1824-68)


The Prince of Wales and Princess Alexandra of Denmark - 10 March 1863, St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle - William Powell Frith (1819-1909)

Still in the depths of her early mourning for Prince Albert, and unable to face
the public display demanded by such an important occasion - the marriage of
the heir to the throne - Queen Victoria all but hid out in Catherine of Aragon's
closet, high above the glittering crowd.
Frith's sketch of Princess Alexandra; not at all a good likeness....

Princess Helena and prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein - 5 July 1866, Private Chapel, Windsor Castle - Christian Karl Magnussen (1821-96)


Prince George of Wales and Princess Mary of Teck - 6 July 1893, Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace - Laurits Regner Tuxen (1853-1927)


Princess Maud of Wales and Prince Carl of Denmark - 22 July 1896, Private Chapel, Buckingham Palace - Laurits Regner Tuxen (1853-1927)


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I cannot tell you how I long to identify all the various important figures in these painting, but for once I must needs tamp down my pedantic/show-off-y urges; I simply haven't the time to indulge!






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