Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at the Bal Costumé of 12 May 1842

Sir Edwin Landseer


Physical Description

Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 143 x 111.6 cm

Production Description

Production Date: 1842-1846
Model: H.M. Queen Victoria
Note: Queen Victoria is dressed to represent Queen Philippa of Hainault.
Model: Albert Augustus Charles (The Prince Consort)
Note: Prince Albert is dressed in the robes of Edward III.


Current Location: Royal Collection, Britain
Catalog Number: RCIN 404540
Archival History: Commissioned by Queen Victoria.

Scholarly Commentary


This work was commissioned to commemorate the fancy dress ball held by the Queen on May 12, 1842. The royal couple's costumes were executed by Vouillon & Laure, and inspired by the effigies of Queen Philippa of Hainault and Edward III in Westminster Abbey.

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