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Lot 244

William Drummond, British fl.1800-1850-  Portrait of Queen Victoria on her wedding day; and...

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Lot 244

William Drummond, 
British fl.1800-1850- 
Portrait of Queen Victoria on her wedding day; and...

Price Realised: £1,443

Estimate: £400 - £600

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (31.2% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 244

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William Drummond, 
British fl.1800-1850- 

Portrait of Queen Victoria on her wedding day; and Portrait of Prince Albert holding a hat and a riding crop; 

the first pencil and watercolour on paper, the second watercolour heightened with touches of white on paper laid down on card, the first signed 'Wm Drummond' (lower left), the first 28.5 x 21.2 cm., the second 26.8 x 17.9 cm., two (2). 

Engraved (Victoria): 
William Henry Egleton (fl.1833-1862), stipple engraving on paper, British Museum, London  (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1865-1014-556). 
William Henry Mote (1803-1871), stipple engraving on paper, National Galleries Scotland (https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/37514). 

Note: 
The present drawings are strikingly intimate portraits of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and her husband Prince Albert (1819-1861). The first depicts Queen Victoria on her wedding day on 10 February 1840 and was widely reproduced, including in engravings by William Henry Egleton and William Henry Mote. Both works are notable for the sensitivity with which they have been handled by Drummond, an approach which has imparted the works with a considerable sense of presence, creating a powerful feeling of proximity between the viewer and their illustrious subjects. 

Drummond was a prominent society portraitist, with other sitters including the novelist William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) and the actress Louisa Cranstoun Nisbett (1812-1858). 

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The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

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