Collection of items belonging to Annie Macdonald

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Asset Sold At 5/21/2019, 9:00:00 AM
Auction Name Asian Art, Fine Art, Antiques
Lot Number 0152

Collection of items belonging to Annie Macdonald

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The remaining collection of items belonging to Annie Macdonald, including an album of Royal Family portrait photographs, two cased Ambrotype photographic portraits of a lady and gentleman (not identified), an over-painted photographic portrait of a gentleman  in folding pocket-case, a folding crocodile-skin pair of portraits of a lady and gentleman, a manuscript album of verses, a brass name-plate, engraved 'Mrs MacDonald' and a Mauchlin napkin ring printed with Balmoral Castle 
Prov: The Annie Macdonald Collection and Archive
Annie Macdonald (1832-1897) was for thirty years Queen Victoria's Maid; Annie was married to a Balmoral footman. Her devotion to the Queen was reciprocated; she is referred to in the Queen's Journal and a Life in the Highlands as 'My Dear Annie'; the Queen stood as Godmother to her daughter Victoria and in turn to her son Henry Blaker (see lot 150). Watercolour portraits of Annie and her husband by Queen Victoria hang in Osborne House, and her photographic portrait is believed to be in the Royal Collection at Windsor. She was too ill to attend Her Majesty at the 1897 Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London, and died in Scotland while the Queen was away: much distressed, the Queen held a Memorial Service at Windsor in her honour. Annie Macdonald is buried in Crathie Church, Balmoral
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