The Queen and the Hookah by Sarah Vernon

Featured in Hat Heads 19th November 2012.
Featured in Artists with Disabilities approx. October 2011.
Featured in Art Universe 30th July 2011.

A jazzed-up picture of Queen Victoria with the addition of a table upon which stands a hookah. It is well-known that the Empress of India smoked opium which was legal in England at the time. Worked on in Photoshop. The caption is a reference to the statements made by all those politicians, and others, who have denied that they ever inhaled!


I am a freelance actress, artist and writer who has always loved creating art of one form or another. Thank you for all comments and forgive me if health problems prevent me from always replying.


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  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchalmost 4 years ago

    hahahaha, great work!

  • Great to have the first comment! And I’m extremely pleased it made you laugh.

    – Sarah Vernon

    DIZZYHEIGHTSalmost 4 years ago

    No one’s PERFECT. Nick work.

  • Thank you very much, DizzyHeights!

    – Sarah Vernon

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeealmost 4 years ago

    To Quote Queen Victoria(in a way) I am Very Amused (By this work)!

  • Thank you, Robin – I’m very pleased at your amusement!

    – Sarah Vernon

  • roza50
    roza50almost 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much, Roza – what a delight!

    – Sarah Vernon

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank YOU again!

    – Sarah Vernon

  • Steve Leadbeater
    Steve Leadbeateralmost 4 years ago

    love it!

  • Thanks! I trust it made you laugh.

    – Sarah Vernon

  • Cynthia Lund Torroll
    Cynthia Lund T...almost 4 years ago

    So hilarious.

  • Thanks so much, Cynthia – I’m glad it raised a smile!

    – Sarah Vernon

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 3 years ago
  • Thank you very much, Kira! I’m particularly pleased you took a liking to this one.

    – Sarah Vernon

  • amar singh
    amar singhover 3 years ago


  • I do hope that ‘wowowo’ means you like the picture and it made you laugh! Thank you for your visit.

    – Sarah Vernon

  • waddleudo
    waddleudoover 3 years ago

    This is marvelously done and an hilarious concept. “One,” as in the Royal We! Hah! I think your audience has to be of a certain age and education to “get” this. So I win on both counts! Thank you for sharing your talents with your RB friends.
    Cordially, Ellen

  • Forgive me for taking so long to reply. I’ve only just seen you left this comment at about the time I fell over and broke my hip! Thank you so much.

    – Sarah Vernon

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