George Ogilvy Reid (Scottish 1851 -1928)

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George Ogilvy Reid (Scottish, 1851 – 1928) Born in Leith and worked as an engraver before studying at the Trustee’s Academy in Edinburgh.

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert fell love with Scotland on their first visit in the summer of 1842. They first rented and then bought the Balmoral estate on Deeside. The building of Balmoral Castle began in 1852. It remains to this day an annual holiday residence of the royal family. Reid painted a picture commissioned by Queen Victoria to celebrate the baptism of her grandson, Prince Maurice, which took place at Balmoral on 31 October 1891. (see National Galleries of Scotland)