Louise Princess Royal Duchess of Fife Daughter King Edwrad VII Signed Letter 1889 & Drawings for Nanny
Fine series of pencil drawings on a sheet of royal mourning stationery embossed with Sandringham featuring a gentleman in a top hat, a large house with a yacht, another figure with walking cane, a girl dressed in a bonnet, a tree, a bird and a horse. The drawings are unsigned and undated but is accompanied by a letter dated simply as 20th July but 1889 on embossed Marlborough House stationery, from Louise, Princess Royal and Duchess of Fife (1867-1931) to her nanny Louisa Walkley expressing her saddness at Walkley not being able to attend her wedding. This is accompanied by a photocopy of an article in 'Majesty' magazine in 2001 in which similar watercolours were illustrated and discussed.
"My dear Walkley,
I am sorry that you are unable to come to my wedding and I shall not forget to send you a piece of cake. I hope that you will soon be all right again& think it wise of you not to come, as you are not well. With our best love.
She was the third child and the eldest daughter of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom and Queen Alexandra; she was a younger sister of King George V and was the sixth daughter of a British monarch to be styled Princess Royal.
Size: 18 x 11.5 cm approx