To coincide with the exhibition Victoria and Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour, explore this range inspired by the art of watercolour painting. Throughout their marriage, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert formed a wonderful collection of thousands of watercolours, many illustrating scenes of their public and private lives, and often spent happy evening together organising acquisitions into albums.
This magnet depicts Edinburgh with a distant view of the Palace of Holyroodhouse dated 1862 by Waller Hugh Paton.
A watercolour view of Edinburgh from the side of St Margaret's Loch at sunset, looking west. This atmospheric view shows Edinburgh at sunset, looking west over St Margaret’s Loch and Holyrood Park, with St Anthony’s Chapel to the left, towards the east front of the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Holyrood Abbey, with Calton Hill, the National Monument and the Nelson Monument in the distance. The use of touches of bodycolour enabled Paton to build up a highly detailed finish in the foreground. The strong violet hue of the sky suffuses the entire scene, the ‘favourite purple tints’ often used by the artist in sunset scenes. Queen Victoria commissioned this view of Holyroodhouse as ‘she used to see it on approaching it from the Station’.
9 x 6.5 cm.