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Arrival of Queen Victoria and the Duke of Wellington at St 
James's Palace
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Arrival of Queen Victoria and the Duke of Wellington at St James's Palace

Circa 1851

Eugène Louis Lami (1800-1890)

Graphite, pen and ink, bodycolour, chalk (red) on paper

Width: 19 cm; Height: 14.8 cm;

Inscription

Signed & pen and ink, lower left & recto, Eugene LAMI

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Spooner, William (Mr and Mrs); bequest; 1967
D.1967.WS.58

About this work
Eugène Lami was taught to paint in watercolour in his native France by Richard Parkes Bonington. Following the 1848 revolution he fled to England and for almost four years acted as a chronicler of royalty and high society. The contemporary French poet Charles Baudelaire described him as ‘the poet of dandyism, almost English in his love of things aristocratic’. This historical scene probably dates from 1851, the year of the Great Exhibition, which opened on 1 May, the Duke of Wellington’s 82nd birthday. (Permanent collection label)



Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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