Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria

Johann Jacob Flatters (1786-1845)



Collection: Victoria & Albert Museum, London no. A36-1952

As the Museum label notes, “The youthful Queen Victoria is shown here as an idealised figure, in contrast with other, more lifelike portraits of her. She is dressed in a version of classical robes and wears a wreath of roses in place of the laurel wreath of a Roman hero or emperor.”

Photograph by George P. Landow.

[Courtesy of the Victoria & Albert Museum