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Book Description
The contemporary rubricated note on which the blotting paper has been mounted states that these ‘Sketches on blotting paper made by H.R.H the Prince Consort whilst sitting on the Royal Commission, given to my mother by Edgar A. Bowring. C.B. M.P. for Exeter, Secretary to the Royal Commission for the Great Exhibition of 18[51].’ For the most part Prince Albert doodled gothic window roundels and a succession of medals that include a Maltese star - a four crescent device and a form of the cross of St. George together with the royal arms and a large capital ‘P’. Clearly some of these meetings must have dragged on and the Prince just doodled unconsciously on topics of discussion and maybe one of the meetings did indeed talk of medals and gothic forms. Bowring acted as one of the three secretaries to the meetings of the Royal Commission, so had the opportunity to take this piece of ephemera away as a souvenir.
Author [GREAT EXHIBITION]. ALBERT, Prince Consort.
Date [c. 1851]
Publisher [London]
Condition Single sheet of blotting paper [260 x 190mm.], mounted on a sheet of thin card probably extracted from an album.

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