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A man and woman on horseback crossing a river dated Xmas 1856


Xmas 1856

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A watercolour, outlined in pen and ink, showing a man and woman on horseback, crossing a river. The man is shown at the front of the horse, looking back lovingly at the woman riding side saddle behind. Buildings and trees are shown along the river bank in the background.
Inscribed lower left: Alice. Xmas. 1856.
Queen Victoria's children often made cards and drawings for their parents as gifts on important dates, such as this watercolour executed by Princess Alice for Christmas 1856.
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 2.
Descriptive Medium: 'Pencil, watercolour, touches of bodycolour, pen and ink', 'pencil, watercolour, bodycolour (touches of), pen and ink'
Additional Makers: Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse & by Rhine, consort of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse & by Rhine (1843-78) (artist)

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