|Object ID #||1959.033.001|
|Title||Framed Print of Queen Victoria|
|Lexicon category||8: Communication Artifact|
|Place of Origin||Unknown|
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.
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|
|Dimensions||W-86.5 L-102 D-8 cm|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|
|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.|