Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Victoria and Albert's wedding

On the death of Sir David Wilkie in 1841 George Hayter's appointment as Principal Painter in Ordinary to the Queen caused some annoyance at the Royal Academy as this appointment had historically been the preserve of the President, then Sir Martin Archer Shee. In 1842 Hayter was knighted. He painted several royal ceremonies including Queen Victoria’s coronation of 1837 and marriage of 1840 and also the Christening of the Prince of Wales of 1843. Prints of the painting were soon rushed out.

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