Loch Muick, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
28 Aug 1862
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A watercolour showing a Highland landscape. A mountain track is shown in the foreground, lined with rocks. A figure with two ponies is shown on the track to the right. Highland hills are shown in the background. Inscribed lower left: Helena. Xmas. 1864.
Inscribed below mounted sheet: Copy
Queen Victoria's children often made cards and drawings for their parents as gifts on important dates, such as this watercolour executed by Princess Helena for Christmas 1864.
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: 'Watercolour, touches of bodycolour', 'watercolour, bodycolour (touches of)'
Additional Makers: Princess Helena, consort of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (1846-1923) (artist)