Osborne Bay, Isle of Wight, England
13 July 1861
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A watercolour showing a view of a Highland landscape, probably on the Balmoral Estate. A valley is shown in the foreground, lined with trees. Highland hills are shown in the background.Inscribed lower left: Helena - Xmas 1861.
Inscribed below mounted sheet: From Nature. -
Queen Victoria's children often made cards and drawings for their parents as gifts on import dates, such as this watercolour executed by Princess Helena for Christmas 1861.
This drawing is housed in one of two volumes, compiled by Queen Victoria and containing works presented to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert by their nine children. For other items in the volume see Princes & Princesses album.
Descriptive Medium: 'Pencil, watercolour', 'pencil, watercolour'
Additional Makers: Princess Helena, consort of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (1846-1923) (artist)