James Morgan. Servant to Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein.
[Blackwood and Sons, London and Edinburgh, 1870.]
Very fine chromolithograph, printed in colour. 553 x 432mm. 21¾ x 17".
James Morgan (1838-1890), wearing hill dress with kilt of Balmorals tartan and the plaid of the Morgan clan, seen against a background of Deeside. He commenced as a gillie at Balmoral, in 1857. He was frequently in attendance on H.R.H., the Prince Consort, when deer-stalking, and since 1861, on the Queen and the princesses; inconsequence of this, he was taken permanently into the Royal Service in June 1866. In 1871 Morgan left the employment of Prince and Princess Christian of Schleswig- Holstein following a 'misunderstanding', and returned to the Queen's service, first acting as a gillie, appointed a footman in 1872 and later a Livery Porter. Prince and Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, as they were known, made their home at Frogmore House in the grounds of Windsor Castle and later at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park. Christian was a German prince who joined the British Royal Family through his marriage to Princess Helena, the fifth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. From a two volume publication of 31 portraits illustrating the principal clans of the Royal Household at Balmoral, reign of Queen Victoria, titled "Highlanders of Scotland".
[Ref: 20139] £220.00