13 April 1879
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A watercolour showing a view of Osborne Bay. Trees are shown across the foreground, with the sea shown behind to the left. The far shore of the bay is shown in the background.
Inscribed lower right: VR del July - 1849.
The Osborne Estate, on the Isle of Wight, was purchased by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1845. Work was started straight away on rebuilding Osborne House in the Italianate style, to designs by Prince Albert, and the royal family stayed there for lengthy periods each year. While staying at Osborne, Queen Victoria often spent time sketching in the grounds.
This watercolour is housed in an album of drawings and watercolours by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. For other items in the volume see Queen Victoria & Prince Albert Sketches.
Descriptive Medium: 'Pencil, watercolour', 'pencil, watercolour'