Henry Hugh Armstead, R.A. 1828 - 1905
Studies of children for 'The Ever Reigning Queen'
Photo: R.A.
© Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Studies of children for 'The Ever Reigning Queen', by November 1880
pencil with pen and ink and white highlights on green wove paper, 172 X 251 mm
Given by Dr. Hugh Wells Armstead, 1932
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These drawings of children are studies for Armstead's Royal Academy diploma work, a marble relief sculpture entitled 'The Ever Reigning Queen' (03/1671). The sculpture depicts the goddess Venus standing on a scallop shell and gliding through the sea on a dolphin's back. She is surrounded by swirling drapery and accompanied by birds and putti. These drawings related to the two putti.


Studies of children for 'The Ever Reigning Queen'
Photo: R.A.
© Royal Academy of Arts, London
Click here to order image/reproduction rights
 
Studies of children for 'The Ever Reigning Queen', by November 1880
pencil with pen and ink and white highlights on green wove paper, 172 X 251 mm
Given by Dr. Hugh Wells Armstead, 1932
04/2131
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