1842 Queen Victoria wearing sapphire jewelry by Franz Xavier Winterhalter Winterhalter painted two similar portraits of Queen Victoria in 1842, one of her wearing a small crown and this one where she also wears Order of the Garter regalia.
This is one of the only pictures of Queen Victoria smiling. I think this was around the time of her Golden Jubilee. For special occasions, she would wear white shawls and other accent pieces with her black mourning.
Child of John Brown (1789-1875) & Margaret Leys (1799-1876) of Scotland, servant & friend of Queen Victoria (1819-1901). John Brown (1826-1883) on a mourning brooch worn by Queen Victoria for him. He had faithfully served the Queen for 18 years at the time of his death. Inscriped "Dear John" "27 March 1883".