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Caldwell, John, and Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, "American Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Volume I: A Catalogue of Works by Artists Born by 1815," New York, NY: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994, pg. 349.
Portrait of Queen Victoria wearing the crown jewels, her back to the viewer, her head turned to face the viewer. On her head she wears the diamond diadem called the Circlet. Two sketches of the insignia of the Order of the Garter are painted on the right side of the canvas. The upper one is the garter itself, worn by the queen on her left arm, just above the elbow; the lower one is the collar of the greater George, as the medallion of Saint George slaying the dragon.