Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Franz Xaver Winterhalter - The First of May, 1851


Dolls from the Attic said...

This is one of my favorite portraits of Queen Victoria, the happy early years before Albert's untimely death.
The diadem she is wearing, was passed down to generations, and I believe it is still worn on special ocassions...I read somewhere that there is a far-away look about him in this portrait, as if he was musing on what the future will be.

Hermes said...

I like this too, the poses are unnatural but somehow noble.