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A dying fisherman lying in bed is being consoled by Queen Victoria, seated by his side. Engraving by W.H. Simmons after G. Steell, ca. 1865.

  • Steele, Gourlay, 1819-1894.
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A cottage bedside at Osborne


"Perhaps his best-known work is A cottage bedside at Osborne (1865; exh. Royal Scottish Academy, 1880), depicting Queen Victoria reading the Bible to a sick fisherman, which became very popular through the engraving by William Henry Simmons."--Oxford dictionary of national biography, 2004, s.v. Steell, Gourlay


Newcastle-upon-Tyne : [publisher not identified], [1865?]

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1 print : engraving ; sheet 68.5 x 85 cm


Wellcome Library no. 574957i


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