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Drake's Island dated 26 July 1852

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A watercolour showing Drake's Island, Plymouth, at sunset. The island and distant shore are shown silhouetted against a setting sky. A small boat is shown sailing in the foreground. Inscribed below pasted down sheet: Drake Island [sic] Plymouth Harbour. Inscribed lower right: VR del from a sketch done on the spot (on board) [980029.r or 980033.bl] - July 26 1852. On 19 July 1852, Queen Victoria sailed from Osborne House to Devon with her husband, Prince Albert and some of their children. On 20 July 1852, The Royal Family sailed from Torquay to Plymouth on the Royal Yacht, Victoria and Albert. They stayed in Plymouth Harbour until sailing back to the Isle of Wight on 22 July 1852.

Descriptive Medium: 'Pencil, watercolour', 'pencil, watercolour'

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Drake's Island, Plymouth Harbour, Devon, England