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The Interior of the Royal Yacht, Victoria and Albert II: The Prince's writing and dressing rooms dated 1864

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A watercolour depicting an interior view of the Prince's writing and dressing-room on the Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert II. Signed with initials in monogram at bottom right, and signed and dated at bottom left.

Queen Victoria's second royal yacht was launched in 1855. Its interiors were largely designed by Prince Albert, and the Queen commissioned a sequence of watercolours depicting the yacht's various rooms from Penley after the Prince's death.

Descriptive Medium: 'Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour', 'watercolour painting'

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British Isles

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On 3 June 1859, Victoria and Albert ran aground in the Scheldt whilst on a voyage from Gravesend, Kent to Antwerp, Belgium. The ship was used by Prince Arthur on the occasion of his visit to Heligoland in 1872. Victoria and Albert was scrapped in about 1904. El Horria was built to the same specifications for Isma'il Pasha, the Khedive of Egypt in 1865 and survives today, although much altered. (wikipedia)