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Our Highland Home: Victoria and Albert in Scotland
Our Highland Home explores Queen Victoria's and her husband Prince Albert's love affair with Scotland. Their early journeys to Scotland, including visits to Dalkeith Palace, Taymouth Castle and Perth are discussed, as well as their stays at Balmoral, to which they formed a deep attachment. The author illuminates the private side of the royal couple's existence away from ...more
Hardcover, 56 pages
Published July 21st 2006 by National Galleries of Scotland
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Beautiful images of commissioned paintings (landscapes, portraits & a study of the marriage of the Princess Royal) and some of Queen Victoria's sketches and watercolors. A very brief story of Victoria and Albert's love of Scotland and Balmoral Castle (due to Walter Scott's novels which Victoria enjoyed greatly and read out loud to Albert in the evening.) I was very surprised to see a JMWTurner painting (Schloss Rosenau, seat of HRH Prince Albert of Coburg, near Coburg, 1841 -- the home of ...more