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A watercolour showing a young shepherdess. After a German picture. The girl is shown full-length, standing and facing forward. She is holding a lamb in her arms, along with her shepherdess crook. She is wearing peasant dress with bare feet and flowers in her hair. Inscribed lower right: Louise. May 24 - /61.
Inscribed below mounted sheet: After a German picture.
Queen Victoria's children often made cards and drawings for their parents as gifts on important dates, such as this watercolour by Princess Louise for her mother's birthday on 24th May 1861.
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)'
Additional Makers: Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939) (artist)