VICTORIA, Queen. 20999

£850

Description

Autograph Letter in the third person [”The Queen likes this the best ..”], choosing the portrait of herself as Empress of India by Heinrich von Angeli, giving instructions for the inscription on the Photogravure. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches, black borders, fine, with the integral blank leaf. Balmoral Castle [1891]. Queen Victoria (reigned 1837-1901). “The Queen likes this the best. … She wishes 50 ordered. The inscription to be: The Queen, Empress of India 1891, & the name of the Artist – H. von Angeli on one side close under the Engraving & of the person who did the Photogravure on the other. The inscription shd. not be too pale. Sometimes they make it too pale & illegible almost.” Heinrich von Angeli (1840-1925), artist.