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Valentine Cameron Prinsep (Indian-born British Pre-Raphaelite painter, 1838-1904])



Valentine Cameron Prinsep, often known as Val Princep,was a British painter🎨 of the Pre-Raphaelite school.
Prinsep's major paintings were "Miriam watching the infant Moses" (exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1867), "A Venetian lover" (1868), "Bacchus and Ariadne" (1869), "News from abroad" (1871), "The linen gatherers" (1876), "The gleaners" and "A minuet".
In 1877, Prinsep returned to India and painted a huge picture of the Delhi Durbar. It was a commission from Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, the Viceroy of India.


It was exhibited in 1880 at the Royal Academy, presented to Queen Victoria and afterwards hung at Buckingham Palace. This "colossal work" attracted press comment, positive and negative.
Later exhibits were À Versailles, The Emperor Theophilus chooses his Wife, "The Broken Idol" and "The Goose Girl".
Prinsep wrote two plays, Cousin Dick and Monsieur le Duc, produced at the Royal Court Theatre and the St James's Theatre theatres respectively; two novels; and Imperial India: an Artist's Journal (1879).












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