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OSBORNE HOUSE, EAST COWES,
ISLE OF WIGHT, UNITED KINGDOM

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Osborne House is a former royal residence in East CowesIsle of Wight, United Kingdom. 

The house was built between 1845 and 1851 for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a summer home and rural retreat. 

Prince Albert designed the house himself in the style of an Italian Renaissance palazzo. 

The builder was Thomas Cubitt, the London architect and builder 

whose company built the main facade of Buckingham Palace for the royal couple in 1847. 

An earlier smaller house on the site was demolished 

to make way for a new and far larger house, 

though the original entrance portico survives 

as the main gateway to the walled garden.

    

 

Queen Victoria died at Osborne House on 22 January 1901. 

Following her death, the house became surplus to royal requirements 

and was given to the state, 

with a few rooms being retained as a private museum to Queen Victoria. 

From 1903 until 1921 it was used as a junior officer training college for the Royal Navy

known as the Royal Naval College, Osborne. 

In 1998 training programmes consolidated at the Britannia Royal Naval College

now at Dartmouth, thus vacating Osborne House. 

The House is now open to the public for tours.

  

  

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Source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborne_House

  

  

OSBORNE: ENGLISH HERITAGE

OSBORNE HOUSE: PORTRAITS & PAINTINGS

Larger than Life Portrait of a Young Queen Victoria
Family Portrait of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
One of the Royal Children. Engraved on the frame: E. WINTERHALTER | PRINCE PHILIP OF WURTEMBERG | 1841
One of the Royal Children. Engraved on Frame: E. WINTERHALTER | PRINCESS CHARLOTTE OF BELGIUM | 1842
Above: INDIAN IMPERIAL TIES. Engraved on Frame: MAHARAJAH SIR PARTAS SINGH | 1857
INDIAN IMPERIAL TIES. THE MAJARAJAH DULEEP SINGH
The Young Royal Family. Portrait in Opulent Larger than Life Gilt Frame.
No expense spared in this room. Ceiling works are extremely ornate and MAXIMALIST, typical of the VICTORIAN ERA.
Alexandra of Denmark was Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions
and Empress of India from 1901 to 1910 as the wife of King-Emperor Edward VII.
Source: Wikipedia
A Sweet and Delicate Young Queen.
Visitors admire the Portrait of the Young Royal Family

OSBORNE HOUSE: ART COLLECTION

Busts and Statues are a common feature of the OSBORNE HOUSE Collection.
They were either gifted or were purchased on deep Imperial Pockets.
A Lifesize EGYPTIAN Marble Statue
A Larger than Life Statue of a Lady Angel

OSBORNE HOUSE: STATE ROOMS & FAMILY ROOMS

A Glass Dome features as a CENTREPIECE of the table.
A Luxurious Piece of Seating Furniture is placed prominently at the middle of the room.
Note the Golden coloured fabric and gilt frames and paw feet.
The room is heavy with Valuable Art, Furnitures, and Luxurious Furnishings.
A Grand Crystal Chandelier brings this room to life!
Mini Version of Table and Chairs for the Royal Children.
Wash Bowls and Jugs can be seen everywhere in this bedroom.
Glass Domes are also typical VICTORIAN Ornaments.
Cots / Cribs sit side by side in this Royal Nursery.
Note how every available space is utilised in this room.
Maximalist Interiors are quintessentially VICTORIAN.
This is the DURBAR ROOM.
This is where the Head of the BRITISH EMPIRE Empress & Queen entertains her Imperial Guests.
The Feel and Decor of the room have heavy influence of Indian Aesthetics.
This is not unusual as the EMPRESS OF INDIA Queen Victoria have heavy ties with the Maharajahs of India.

OSBORNE HOUSE: GROUNDS & GARDENS

The View from the House is Breathtaking.
If the view gives you more of Mediterranean Vibe because it does,
it was because PRINCE ALBERT designed the place and wanted to replicate
the Feel of the Italian PALAZZOS of the Mediterranean.

OSBORNE HOUSE: QUEEN VICTORIA'S BEACH

This was Queen Victoria's Private Bathing Wagon.
This would have been wheeled out to sea when the Queen
wants to have a dip as any self-respecting Lady
would not wished to be seen in the Open Sea
with just their bathing suits / clothes on.
That is History anyway.

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