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Princess Louise: A royal artist - history series by Ann Galliard

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In this history series Ann Galliard uses a wide range of resources to explore the career of Princess Louise (1848-1939), the sixth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, whose artistic career has now always received the attention it merits.

Part 1: An artist emerges

In part 1 we discover the early creative forays of Princess Louise, as she began to experiment with drawing, painting and sculpture.

Part 2: Princess Louise's public sculptures

A look at the Princess's well-loved statue of Queen Victoria and other public artworks, in part 2.

Part 3: Her finest work

Part 3 takes a look at perhaps the finest of the achievements of Princess Louise, as she came into her own as an artist and sculptor.

Part 4: Creating the sculptures

In part 4 we explore how the princess' sculptures were produced in the foundry

Part 5: A controversial friendship

In part 5: Why the friendship between Princess Louise and Joseph Edgar Boehm was frowned upon in some quarters

Part 6: Artistic models

Part 6 explores the various models that Princess Louise used for her sculptures

About the author

With a background in NHS Personnel Management, Ann Galliard enjoys reading and writing about local history and World War I. She has had several articles and two books published (including Sandbank: War and Peace, a Scottish Village), researched & recorded the history of the Argyll Mausoleum  (the burial place of the Dukes of Argyll) and is currently writing a history of Ardkinglas. Recently a Committee Member of the WW1 Commemoration Steering Group for Argyll & Bute, and Organiser for the WW1 events in Cowal, she is a member of the Management Committee of the Friends of the Argyll Papers and volunteers in the Archive at Inveraray.

 The Argyll Papers at Inveraray Castle are the family and estate archive of the Campbell family, dukes of Argyll, and provide an unbroken record of nearly eight hundred years of the family’s fortunes from the 13th to the 21st century. The archive reflects the historically important role of the Campbell family in Scottish, British and international affairs, as well as documenting the history of the landscape of Argyll and its people. The archive is open to the public by appointment. Please contact the archivist, email or tel: 07943 667673.

 
The Friends of the Argyll Papers (Scottish Charity SCO45835) has been established to support the development of the Argyll Papers and to promote its use and enjoyment by a wide audience. Please help to support our work and secure the future of this very special archive by becoming a friend. Find out more at on the website.

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