Queen Victoria’s Daughter Princess Alice of Hesse 1860.Watercolour.Long Life & Happiness
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Queen Victoria’s Daughter, Princess Alice Maud Mary, of the House of Hanover.
English ( b.1843 - d.1878 ).
Long Life and Happiness – June 11th 1860
Watercolour. Signed and Dated.
Image size 12.4 inches x 7.7 inches ( 31.5cm x 24cm ).
Frame size 18.5 inches x 15.2 inches ( 47cm x 38.5cm ).
Available for sale from Big Sky Fine Art in the English county of Dorset is this charming delicate watercolour created by one of Queen Victoria’s daughters, Princess Alice Maud Mary, of the House of Hanover.
This original watercolor is presented and supplied in a sympathetic contemporary frame (which is shown in these photographs), mounted using conservation materials and non-reflective Tru Vue UltraVue® UV70 glass.
This intriguing and gentle piece will be of specific interest to those who have an interest in the British royal family and its history.
No restoration has been performed on the artwork which is genuine throughout. This antique piece is in very good condition, commensurate with its age. It wants for nothing and is supplied ready to hang and display.
Princess Alice was the third child and second daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. As her mother was the most powerful woman in the world at the time, Princess Alice had an extraordinary life. She is considered the most emotionally sensitive and caring of her siblings and was a practical, intelligent and industrious woman. She married Prince Louis of Hesse, and was a prolific patron of women’s causes. She was a friend and follower of Florence Nightingale and devoted much of her time to the management of field hospitals in the Austro-Prussian War. She founded the Princess Alice Women’s Guild, which as a national institution took over much of the day-to-day running of military hospitals. Sadly, she suffered much personal tragedy in her private life, and was the first of Queen Victoria’s children to die, aged only 35. Some of her seven children went on to play significant roles in world history. She was the great-grandmother of Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh and hence great-great grandmother to King Charles III.
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