Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England
24 Dec 1856
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A watercolour showing a Spanish girl on a balcony. The girl is shown full-length, standing and facing left in profile with one hand raised as if waving to someone. She is wearing a striped skirt with a black jacket and headdress. Inscribed lower left: ALICE pinxt. Feby 10th 1857.
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 her parents' wedding anniversary on 10 February 1857.
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', 'pencil, watercolour, bodycolour (touches of)'
Additional Makers: Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse & by Rhine, consort of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse & by Rhine (1843-78) (artist)