Stationer's Almanack, 1849. Osborne,The Private Property of Her Majesty and Prince Albert.
London: J. & W. Robins 57 Tooley Street. Published by Royal Permission .
Steel engraving, headpiece illustration (lacking calendar text), image 205 x 405mm. 8 x 16". Vertical centrefold; slightly soiled.
View of the Royal residence Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. The new Osborne House was built in the style of the Italian Renaissance complete with two pseudo campanile towers between 1845 and 1851. Prince Albert designed the house himself in conjunction with Thomas Cubitt, the London architect and builder whose company also built the main fašade of Buckingham Palace. The sale of the Royal Pavilion at Brighton paid for much of the new house's furnishings. The Stationers' Company had published the Stationers' Almanack since 1747, a single-sheet illustrated calendar that recorded significant events of the preceding year.
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