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Image No. Govt 5


Painting of Queen Victoria (1843) on display at Government House, Wellington, New Zealand.


It states on the web site of Government House that:


"This large portrait shows Queen Victoria aged 21, about the time she commissioned William Hobson, New Zealand's first resident Governor. The painting is on permanent loan from Queen Elizabeth. It hung formerly in Windsor Castle, and is a copy of an 1843 painting by Franz Winterhalter, said by Queen Victoria to be “the portrait she liked best”. "

Further information about this painting can be seen here:


Government House is the official residence of the Governor-General of New Zealand.


Click  here  to see a picture of Government House, taken from the lawn area.


Click  here  to see a picture of the Norrie State Dining Room at Government House.


Click  here  to see a picture of some Dresden china figurines and grand piano at Government House.


Click  here  to see a picture of a Czech crystal chandelier at Government House.


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