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Sailing boat on the Solent dated 24 May 1858

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A watercolour showing five figures on board a sailing boat on the Solent. The boat is shown in the foreground with the Isle of Wight shore shown behind. Osborne House can be seen in the background. Inscribed lower right: Alfred 24th May 58 Osborne.

Queen Victoria's children often made cards and drawings for their parents as presents on important dates, such as this drawing executed by the 13-year-old Prince Alfred for his mother's 39th birthday on 24 May 1858.

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, touches of bodycolour', 'pencil, watercolour, bodycolour (touches of)'

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The Solent, Hampshire, England