The Queen was in the Parlor, eating bread and honey, 1860

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The Queen was in the Parlour, Eating Bread and Honey by Valentine Cameron Prinsep, 1860
A full-length portrait of a medieval queen standing in a parlour, dressed in long, elegant fabric. She is eating bread from her left hand and holds a pot of honey in her right; she stands before a counter, upon which are shelves holding bottles that contain different liquids. Behind the queen hangs a drape, and to her right, upon a pot is a tall wicker basket containing white flowers. Above the flowers on the wall, is a wooden hanging inside which stands a small biblical figure.

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