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Desiree de Chair

Thesis title: Princess Louiseā€™s Sculptural Circle

After graduating from Humboldt University in Berlin where I wrote my M.A. thesis on the Roman Farnese gardens on mount Palatine and its antique sculpture collection during the Renaissance, I worked on research and cataloguing projects at the Sculpture Department at Christie's in London, the Royal Collection in Windsor and the Sculpture Department at the Victoria & Albert Museum. These experiences advanced my enthusiasm for sculpture of the late Victorian period. My PhD focused on the art patronage and artistic practice of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's children and their relationship with sculpture as collectors, patrons, and practitioners.