Never one to be over dramatic, obviously, here we have Queen Vic and Princess Alice, having a jolly good mourn. When Albert died in 1861, shortly after her mother's death, Victoria retreated into black and solitude, a state that she only partially returned from during the remainder of her long reign. Much was made of her absence, how inappropriate it was for the Queen to plunge so greatly and so privately into sorrow. Yet, in her actions Queen Victoria was being as Victorian as it's possible to be...
|The Widow (1899) Ralph Hedley|
|In Church James Tissot|
|A Widow's Mite (1870) J E Millais|
|At the Pawnbroker Thomas Reynolds Lamont|
|Widowed and Fatherless (1874) Leon Perrault|
|Olivia Edmund Blair Leighton|
|The Lure John Byam Liston Shaw|
|Mrs St George Rich (1920) Madeline Macdonald|
I'll be off to think cheerier thoughts and wrestle with uploading Stunner 2.0. It might take some time...