Mother Dear

Print on concrete, 2020

70cm W x 90cm H

This statue of Queen Victoria was made by her daughter, a practising artist who had trained at the Kensington School of Art. Princess Louise was Victoria’s fourth daughter and took the brunt of her mother’s moods and strictures. Louise was heavily policed and required to obey her mother’s whims. She was nonetheless allowed to work and study. Her relationship with her mother must have been difficult but she gave her a beautiful portrait, very unlike the usual stout and matronly depictions of the monarch.

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Liane Lang

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