Prince Charles of Leiningen (1804-1856)

Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841)

Royal Collection Trust, UK

Royal Collection Trust, UK
London, United Kingdom

This is an oil sketch for the figure of the Prince in Wilkie's depiction of Princess Victoria's first presentation at Court (OM 1187, 404710) of 1831. Presumably this was a study made from the life - its liveliness is certainly astonishing and shows Wilkie competing with Rubens amongst the old masters and Sir Thomas Lawrence amongst his contemporaries.


  • Title: Prince Charles of Leiningen (1804-1856)
  • Creator: Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841)
  • Physical Dimensions: 53.0 x 42.8 cm(support, canvas/panel/str external)
  • Provenance: Given by the Duchess of Kent to Queen Victoria
  • Type: paintings
  • Contributor: Royal Collection trust
  • Rights: Royal Collection Trust / ¸ Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018
  • External Link: https://www.rct.uk/collection/402415
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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