At Buckingham Palace: Exhibition exposes Queen Victoria's passions

  • October 15, 2009 17:10

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Queen Victoria

By Victorian standards, it is rather daring. Even more so when one realises that the lovely young woman languorously baring her shoulders is none other than Queen Victoria. The Winterhalter portrait, known as ‘the secret picture’, was commissioned by the young Queen in 1843 as a 24th birthday present for her beloved husband Albert. "Victoria and Albert: Art and Love" includes an array of art and objects that show the energetic, passionate side of the great monarch...

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