Her Majesty The Queen Dowager Adelaide.Entering Malta Harbour on Board H.M.S. Hastings 30th Nov.ber 1838.
Very scarce hand coloured lithograph. Sheet size: 365 x 520mm (14¼ x 20½"). Central vertical crease. Taped to mount.
A scene at Valletta Harbour, Malta, depicting Queen Adelaide on board H.M.S Hastings, greeted by crowds of joyful supporters both in boats and on the waters edge. The fortifications of the city can bee seen in the background. A year after her husband William III's death, Queen Adelaide cruised the Mediterranean and visited Malta, where she was received enthusiastically. Apparently there was no Anglican church at Malta, and she was ultimately responsible for founding and endowing the Anglican Cathedral of St Paul at Valetta, Malta (she laid the foundation stone in 1839).
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