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Object ID # 1959.033.001
Object Name Print
Other Name Portrait
Title Framed Print of Queen Victoria
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Date Late 19th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description This is a framed polychromatic print of Queen Victoria, as she looked in the late 19th-century.
The Queen is shown with her chin resting on her hand. She is wearing a white cap of the sort worn by widows in their late mourning period (at first they would wear only black). The picture frame is heavy and quite ornate, with a gilt and black colour. It has picture wire for hanging it.
Provenance The print is a late 19th-century item and originally belonged to the Boyd family of Owen Sound, Ontario. It was later purchased by George T. Furness at a sale of the Boyd family's items.
Queen Victoria was born on May 24, 1819 and died on January 22, 1901.
Collection Household Equipment, 19th-c Collection
Material Wood/Paper?Gesso?/Gold leafing?/Inks/Metal/Wire
Dimensions W-86.5 L-102 D-8 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Victoria, Queen
Subjects Royalty
Function A mass-produced print, that was once used in a house as wall decor. Queen Victoria died in 1901. Her consort, Prince Albert, died of typhoid in the 1860s. She wore mourning attire for the rest of her life, which influenced female mourning fashions in Canada and other areas of the world.