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