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History > 19th century > United Kingdom, British Empire > Timeline in pictures

 

Queen Victoria        r. 1837-1901        1819-1901

 

       

 

 

Queen Victoria, 1838

Thomas Sully (American, 1783–1872)

Oil on canvas; 36 x 28 3/8 in. (91.4 x 71.5 cm)

Bequest of Francis T. S. Darley, 1914 (14.126.1)

 

Sully executed this oil study

over the course of four sittings at Buckingham Palace,

the first of which was March 22, 1838.

 

That day, the artist wrote a fairly precise description

of Victoria's appearance in his journal,

noting that she was

"of good form, particularly the neck and bosom."

 

While propriety forbade him

from calling attention to her décolletage,

he felt free to feature the attractive expanse of her back.

 

The greatest license Sully took in portraying Victoria

as a lovely young woman was to express her sensuality.

 

This comes across in the oil study

in which he described her neck and shoulders in the succulent,

painterly style that characterizes his finest work.

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/tsly/hd_tsly.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queen Victoria, 1838

Thomas Sully (American, 1783–1872)

Oil on canvas; 94 x 58 in. (238.8 x 147.3 cm)

Lent by Mrs. Arthur A. Houghton Jr. (L.1993.45)

 

In an ingenious take on traditional state portraiture,

Sully chose the moment of the queen's

literal and physical ascendance

in order to convey her dignity and humanity,

her femininity and strength.

 

Ironically, she could not gracefully climb stairs.

"It gives her pain to ascend or descend steps," Sully noted.

"I fear [there is] something wrong in the knee."

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/tsly/hd_tsly.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queen Victoria by Alexander Bassano, 1887 (1882).

 

Photograph: National Portrait Gallery London/Bendigo Art Gallery

 

From Henry VIII to the Windsors:

inside the power of the royal portrait

G

Thu 14 Mar 2019    03.19 GMT

Last modified on Thu 14 Mar 2019    16.48 GMT

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/mar/14/
from-henry-viii-to-the-windsors-inside-the-power-of-the-royal-portrait

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queen Victoria

with her four eldest children, 1854,

c.1880 copy of original by Roger Fenton.

 

Photograph: Royal Collection Trust

 

'Illume my life':

Prince Albert's passions digitised for website

G

Fri 23 Aug 2019    00.01 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/aug/23/
prince-albert-passions-digitised-website-photos-200th-anniversary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/victoria_queen.shtml

http://www.pbs.org/empires/victoria/text.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/

https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/tsly/hd_tsly.htm

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/british/brit-3.html 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/queen-victoria

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/aug/23/
prince-albert-passions-digitised-website-photos-200th-anniversary

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/jun/17/
weatherwatch-sun-comes-out-for-queen-victorias-1897-jubilee

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/may/19/
queen-victoria-photography-museum-of-london-daguerreotype-stereograph-royal-images

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/mar/14/
from-henry-viii-to-the-windsors-inside-the-power-of-the-royal-portrait

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/04/
prince-albert-private-papers-collections-published-online-victorian

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/01/
opinion/a-queens-forbidden-love.html

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/feb/21/
queen-victoria-french-spa-town-life-aix-les-bains

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/1901/jan/23/
monarchy.fromthearchive 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/1901/jan/23/
mainsection.fromthearchive 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Let's end the myths of Britain's imperial past        G        2011

 

David Cameron

would have us look back

to the days of the British empire with pride.

 

But there is little

in the brutal oppression and naked greed

with which it was built that deserves our respect

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/oct/19/
end-myths-britains-imperial-past