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Christening of the Prince of Wales Woolwork Picture, Dated 1842

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English royal woolwork picture, titled E R/ Christening of the/Prince of Wales/Jan 25th 1842 A rare woolwork picture in bands of white, pink, red and green centered with a black and white picture framed in red wool of the christening of the Prince of Wales on January 25th, 1842 at St George's Chapel, Windsor. Above a pair of crossed swords and the above-mentioned text on bands of different coloured wool. On either side are three stemmed leaves. All within a black-brown frame with a bamboo moulding and a beaded gilt slip. King Edward VII - son of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Queen Victoria - born on 9 November 1841 at Buckingham Palace; died on 6 May 1910 at Buckingham Palace - christened at St George's Chapel, Windsor on 25 January 1842 by William Howley, Archbishop of Canterbury, assisted by the Archbishop of York, the Bishop of London, the Bishop of Norwich, the Bishop of Winchester, the Bishop of Oxford, and the Deans and Canons of Windsor - received the names Albert Edward - had six godparents: Friedrich Wilhelm IV, King of Prussia, Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge (his great-uncle), Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (his great-uncle), the Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (née Duchess Marie of Württemberg, his step-grandmother, for whom his grandmother the Duchess of Kent was proxy), the Dowager Duchess of Saxe-Gotha (née Landgravine Caroline of Hesse-Cassel, his step-great-grandmother, for whom his great-aunt the Duchess of Cambridge was proxy), and Princess Sophia (his great-aunt, sister of the Duke of Cambridge, for whom his mother's cousin Princess Augusta of Cambridge was proxy).

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    H 16 in. x W 19.5 in. x D 1.5 in.H 40.64 cm x W 49.53 cm x D 3.81 cm
  • Seller Location
    Maryknoll, NY
  • Seller Reference Number
    ny5088
  • Reference Number
    LU861010340571
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