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Landing of Queen Victoria at Dumbarton

Photo credit: West Dunbartonshire Council

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Queen Victoria and Prince Albert paid a short visit to Dumbarton on 17th August 1847. Here they are seen being received at Denny & Rankin's shipyard by Provost Risk and Sir James Colquhoun, Lord Lieutenant of Dumbartonshire, in the presence of 38 dignitaries. Dumbarton Castle Rock is the dramatic backdrop. James Hope Stewart was a prolific, meticulous and painstaking artist. He made many separate watercolour sketches from memory and from special sittings before embarking on this large canvas.

West Dunbartonshire Libraries and Cultural Services: Dumbarton Municipal Buildings



oil on canvas


H 202 x W 283 cm

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'Hope J. Stewart pinx: 1877 June 25'


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West Dunbartonshire Libraries and Cultural Services: Dumbarton Municipal Buildings

College Street (off Station Road), Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire G82 1NR Scotland

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