• Property from the Collection o auction at Christies

    Sale 7819

    Property from the Collection of HRH The Prince George, Duke of Kent KG, KT, and HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent CI, GCVO and their families

    20 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 67

    Sir William Boxall (1800-1879)

    Portrait of Prince Albert, The Prince Concort (1819-1861), half-length, in a black coat, wearing the ribbon of the Thistle; a study

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Sir William Boxall (1800-1879)
    Portrait of Prince Albert, The Prince Concort (1819-1861), half-length, in a black coat, wearing the ribbon of the Thistle; a study
    oil on canvas, in a painted oval
    31½ x 25¾ in. (80 x 65.5 cm.)
    oval


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    This is almost certainly a study for the portrait by Boxall, exhibited at the Royal Academy, London, 1859, no. 81. It was given by Queen Victoria to Princess Louise in 1899. For many years the picture was considered to be a study by John Phillip for his portrait of the Prince Consort painted for The Town Council of Aberdeen and exhibited in the Royal Academy, London, 1858, (no. 78) and was recorded as such in Acquistions made by Queen Victoria, 1827-1862, p. 73, Inventory (no. 780).

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    Literature

    O. Millar, Pictures in The Collection of Her Majesty the Queen, The Victorian Pictures, Cambridge, 1992, p. 205