Queen Victoria making arrangements for the Christening of Prince Albert Edward, by Joseph Nash
Queen Victoria making arrangements for the Christening of Prince Albert Edward painting by Joseph Nash.
1841, gouache on paper, 56 x 42cm. Gippsland Art Gallery Collection. Donated by John Leslie OBE through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program, 2009.
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This delightful and intimate study of Queen Victoria with her eldest son Prince Albert Edward was donated by Gippsland Art Gallery’s Patron, John Leslie OBE in 2009. The scene in the work takes place in Quire of St Georges Chapel at Windsor Castle, in the days before the christening of the future King Edward VII of England. The actual ceremony was a major event, full of royal pomp and pageantry, however this revealing study – the only one of its kind – shows a tender and quiet moment between a mother and her son.