Queen Victoria’s funeral cortège at Windsor Castle
Russell and Sons of Windsor
A large silver print showing Queen Victoria’s funeral procession crossing the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle, followed by various European kings and queens and other members of her family. The new king, Edward VII, can be clearly seen walking immediately behind the gun carriage carrying his late mother. To his right is the German kaiser, Wilhelm II, and to his left is his brother, Prince Arthur, the Duke of Connaught.
An inked inscription recto in the lower margin reads: ‘Queen Victoria’s funeral – procession crossing the Quadrangle, Windsor.’
Photographed by Russell and Sons of Windsor, according to a blindstamp recto in the lower right-hand corners.
Condition: the print presents a small amount of silver mirroring at two of its edges but is otherwise in excellent condition, with very good tonal range. The album page on which it is mounted presents a small amount of foxing but is otherwise clean, firm and solid.
Dimensions: the print measures 10.9” by 8.5” (27.9 cm by 21.5 cm); the album page on which it is mounted is slightly larger.