Jasmina Gharres, Royal Collection Trust: ‘Princess Louise – A Subversive Sculptor’, 2020 series


Princess Louise – A Subversive Sculptor

Princess Louise was just like her mother – intelligent, feisty, and a female artist. However, her identity as an accomplished artist is often overlooked or under-appreciated due to her royal status.

In this podcast, Jasmina Gharres, New Museum School trainee at The Royal Collection Trust looks into the role of the female artist in the reign of Queen Victoria, and how her own daughter Louise came at the forefront of the female lead artistic sculpture movement of the 19th Century.

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Image: A female figure, Princess Louise, 4th daughter of Queen Victoria (1848-1939), Princess Louise (1848-71)
c. 1858 to c. 1863 , Pencil, 7.4 x 5.1 cm (paper), Royal Collection Trust/ © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2020

Original Music by Culture& Archives & Digital Media Trainee, Eno Inwang