The Dean's Cloister at Windsor. Artist: Robert Dudley. Drawn and lithographed by Dudley with assistance from Day's technicians. Chromolithograph, 11 ¾ x 16 ½ inches. An illustration for W. H. Russell'sA Memorial of the Marriage of H.R.H. Albert Prince of Wales and H.R.H. Alexandra of Denmark (London: Day, 1864).

Bustle in the corridors of power: though as usual the figures are studies of costume, rather than portraits of people. This, though, was exactly what the audience wanted – a version of the ruling classes that was quaintly ornamental, reducing them (as in the present day) to characters in a fashion-book.

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