The arts were an important shared enthusiasm of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert throughout their marriage. Of particular personal significance for the royal couple were the hundreds of watercolours they acquired, which formed a visual record of their public and private lives together.
In celebration of the bicentenary of the births of both Victoria and Albert, this publication presents a broad-ranging selection of these watercolours. The colourful, detailed and dynamic works capture the pomp and spectacle of the British court, foreign travel and diplomacy, the exploration and shaping of a modern nation and, importantly, the close-knit family at the heart of it all.
Carly Collier is Assistant Curator of Photographs, Royal Collection Trust. She curated the exhibition, Victoria & Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour.
24.5 x 21 cm.
ISBN 9 781 909 741 58 4