"Me from Myself-to banish- / Had I Art- / Impregnable my Fortress / Unto All Heart- / But since Myself-assault Me- / How have I peace / Except by subjugating / Consciousness? / And since We're mutual Monarch / How this be / Except by Abdication- / Me-of Me?" - Emily Dickinson
Queen Victoria,1845. Photographs taken of the Queen at this time do not much resemble this glamorous image. Winterhalter was skilled at creating an enhanced likeness. He also obligingly enlarged the Queen's jewellery.