Collection: The Lawrence Photograph Collection >> Queen's Yacht at Kingstown, Co. Dublin [graphic]
Queen's Yacht at Kingstown, Co. Dublin
|Main Creator:||French, Robert, 1841-1917 photographer|
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Research by our Flickr Commons users established the location of this photograph as Kingstown, now Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, and narrowed the date from ca. 1865-1914 to ca. 1900.
Additional information about this photograph is available on the National Library of Ireland's Flickr Commons photostream http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/39872734572/
Robert French was the chief photographer responsible for photographing three quarters of the Lawrence Collection. For more information, see the Dictionary of Irish Biography: http://dib.cambridge.org/viewReadPage.do?articleId=a3369
Physical description: 1 negative : glass ; 22 x 17 cm
Caption on glassplate reads: Queen's Yacht. Victoria & Albert. 6471. W. L.
|Contained in:||The Lawrence Photograph Collection|
The Queens Yacht at anchor (it is affixed to a buoy which means that it is moored not anchored) with what looks like its twin in the background. As Queenstown was the name given to Cobh in Co. Cork and this looks nothing like Cobh it is safe to say that this is not Queenstown! This lovely, crisp Royal plate from the Lawrence collection shows the detail of the ship to perfection. What seems surprising is the number of small boats in close proximity, herself was not that fond of mixing with the peasants?
With confirmation that this is not Queenstown, and as derangedlemur notes, is actually/ironically Kingstown, we have mapped this image to the harbor at Dún Laoghaire. In terms of date, given that this "version" of the royal yacht was superseded by a newer vessel in 1901, it seems plausible that this image dates to a royal visit in 1900....
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Very likely c.1900 (Royal visit)
NLI Ref: L_ROY_06471
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Tags: Robert French, William Lawrence, Lawrence Collection, Lawrence Photographic Studio, Glass Negative, National Library of Ireland, Queens Yacht, Queen Victoria, Royal Yacht, moored, at anchor, boats, breakwater, Victoria and Albert, V&A, Kingstown, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, Royal, visit, Royal visit, Lawrence Photograph Collection
Looks like the HMY Victoria and Albert II 1855 - 1904 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMY_Victoria_and_Albert_II There was an earlier yacht en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMY_Victoria_and_Albert And a later one en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMY_Victoria_and_Albert_(1899)
How Ironic; They're in Kingstown!
The third (1899) V&A was commissioned in July 1901, which might be a latest date for this photo. Interesting Red Herring - there was a copy ship made in 1863 for the Egyptian Royals, and it is still going strong - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Mahrousa
Flickr is sometimes amazing - in 1855 via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/astuartwilliams/][https://www.flickr.com/photos/astuartwilliams/5893057395/]
Looks like Dun Laoghaire (Kingstown).
And a previous visit by the earlier HMY Victoria and Albert [I} in 1849 - [https://www.flickr.com/photos/yournlireland/6028695228/]
I'd assume it was during Victoria's visit to Ireland in 1900. There's an album of photos here of the visit, including some of the yacht in Kingstown Harbour.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] beat me to it with the 1849 picture from the NLI's other (dormant) flickr account. The image we have of VR as being private and withdrawn is from her later years of her reign, most of which were spent in an extended period of mourning. The description of her antics in 1849 quoted in the comments under the 1849 picture surprised me when first I read it. e.g. "[she] ran along the deck with the sprightliness of a young girl, and with the agility of a sailor, ascended the paddle-box, which, as our readers are aware, is a tolerably high one, ..."
Congratulation for your beautiful Album. Nice Week End.
Diaz De Vivar Gustavo
very beautiful, a true wonder