A RARE,collection of artworks by HRH The Prince of Wales, along with drawings and paintings by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, is being exhibited in Jersey. The exhibition runs from Wednesday 12 March until Saturday 29 March at the CCA Gallery. For the first time in Jersey, personally signed lithographs based on watercolours by Prince Charles, together with a stunning collection of original etchings drawn by Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert in the 1840s will be on display.
The exhibition offers a fascinating and intimate insight into the lives of the Royal Family, who have been keen collectors and producers of art over the centuries. Anna Hunter has worked with HRH The Prince of Wales since 1989 on this collection. According to her:
‘Queen Victoria and Prince Albert drew their children, dogs and life at court. The works of Victoria and Albert were never meant for public display, making this exhibition all the more interesting. Very few pieces were printed; they were mostly given as gifts to friends and family, and were signed in the metal printing plates. Many of Prince Charles’s works have been given as gifts too, on Royal visits and the like. Prince Charles, a painter for over 30 years, has lovingly painted landscapes of his favourite places including Windsor Castle and Sandringham.’