Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at the Bal Costumé of 12 May 1842
Sir Edwin Landseer
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 143 x 111.6 cm
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.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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.