Duchess of Nemours, by Baron Marochetti

Princess Victoire of Saxe-Coburg, Duchess of Nemours (1822-1857)

Baron Marochetti (1805-1867)

1857

White plaster

Osborne (vestibule in the principal staircase of the Pavilion)

Isle of Wight

The life-size sculpture shows the princess, who was very close to her cousin Queen Victoria, in a lacy off-the-shoulder dress gathered and tied at the front with a ribbon. The Duchess died at Claremont in Esher, Surrey, and was originally buried in nearby Weybridge.

Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee

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