Friday, May 29, 2009

Carl Haag - Morning in the Highlands

Royal Collection
1820 – 1915.
German-born painter who became a naturalized British citizen, and court painter to the duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
This is a delightful informal portrait of the Royal Family on holiday at Balmoral (acquired in 1848). It shows an 'expedition' up Lochnagar (4000 ft) that lies to the south of Balmoral and which Queen Victoria called "the jewel of all the mountains here."The mountain is still in the distance here. Prince Alfred precedes the Queen and Princess Alice is shown just behind her Father, the Prince Consort.

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