Photographer: Sedgfield, Russell
Medium: Photographic print
Exterior of Osborne House, sold to Queen Victoria by Lady Isabella Blachford, in 1840. "By subsequent purchases, it now extends almost from the Medina on the west, to King's Quay on the east...It is believed that the architecture of Osborne is almost wholly due to the late Prince Consort. The two towers, which can be seen quite readily from Spithead, answer the purpose- the one (90 feet high) of a campanile or bell tower, the other (107 feet in height) of a flag tower.
The Queen's apartments face the sea, but it is said Her Majesty's great delight when at Osborne is to pass much of her time, when the weather will permit, upon one or other of the flat terrace roofs with which the house abounds. In the photograph the Queen's roms are those on the right, situated before the flag tower."
Text by James Redding Ware.