Queen Victoria

William Nicholson British
Sitter Queen Victoria British
Publisher William Heinemann

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In this portrait, the elderly queen wears a black dress, holds a walking stick, and is accompanied by a Scottish terrier. The print reproduces Nicholson's hand-colored woodcut, first published in the "New Review" in 1897 to celebrate Victoria's diamond jubilee--her sixtieth year of reign. When the latter periodical went out of business, William Heinemann acquired a five Nicholson designs, and reissued them with five additions, as "Twelve Portraits" (1899). The set was printed using transfer lithography, and priced at one guinea, and simultaneously offered in a de-luxe edition printed from the original woodblocks, that sold for £21.

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