£400 - £600
AUTOGRAPHS. SUBSCRIBERS TO WINTERHALTER'S PORTRAIT OF THE QUEEN an album of 1,200 signatures including those eof Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort, many peers, army and naval officers including the Dukes of Beaufort, Bedford and Sutherland, Earl Brownlow, Sir George Crewe of Calke Abbey, Count Anthony Esterhazy, Admiral Edward Codrington, Captain [Frederick] Marryat, RN, Martin Tupper, Thomas Erskine May, Beriah Botfield, the potter Job Meigh, Joshua Tussaud and Thomas Agnew, the queen and prince signed together on one leaf, the others 12-14 to a page (28 x 22cm) armorial dark green moroco gilt with raised bands, aeg
The engraver Francois Forster (1790-1872) was commissioned by publisher Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, to engraver Franz Xaver Winterhalter's portrait of Queen Victoria. Subscriptions were sought for 1st and 2nd proofs and prints. The print was published in May 1847.