The Banquet during the Royal Visit of 1844 by Henry Bryan Ziegler (1793-1874).

Pen and black ink and watercolour, 36.8cm by 47cm.
Signed l.l: H B Ziegler 1844.

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert paid a three day visit to Burghley in 1844, when Prince Albert was a godparent to the youngest child of the 2nd Marquess and Marchioness of Exeter.

One of the highlights of the visit was a banquet in the Great Hall on the evening of November 13th.

Henry Ziegler, who was a landscape artist, portrait painter and drawing master to members of the Royal Family, was commissioned to make a visual record of important events during the visit.


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