Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Moments Before the Official Portrait

Queen Victoria and her close family kept numerous pet animals. I have included Lory, a parrot, Dash, a King Charles Spaniel, Hector, a Deerhound, Islay, a Skye Terrier, and her beloved Turi, a Pomeranian who lay on her deathbed at her request.


  1. There is of course lots of room on a royal estate for all these animals!

  2. Watch the Birdie Vicky! Nice work Angie.

  3. 'Love the colors! Speaking of colors, did you know that when the color mauve was invented by a 19th century chemistry student playing around with coal tar, and then became a vogue, that Queen Victoria gave it official approval by wearing a mauve dress to an important wedding? Highly recommended: Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World by Simon Garfield.

    1. Oh my goodness, did NOT know that. Thanks for the link. How interesting! (And good knowledge for us artists to spout!)