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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