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The doodles of Queen Victoria


Queen Victoria’s 63 year reign saw an impressive expansion of the British Empire and a resurgence of strict moral codes, but the England’s longest serving monarch boasted talents beyond the throne. An avid artist since childhood, Victoria used both watercolor and ink to draw the things that surrounded her, like the Royal Family, foreign military garb, and even her beloved dog.

Oxford University’s Bodleian Libraries and the Royal Archives digitized the Queen’s surviving sketchbooks, which offer an alternate perspective on the Royal.



Via Brain Pickings.

Draw like a queen.

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