Princess Victoria collected over 130 dolls. Victoria and her governess, Baroness Louise Lehzen, dressed this one as a ballerina. The young Victoria was a great admirer of the famous ballerina Marie Taglioni and produced a number of sketches of her. Victoria named this doll 'Madame Galdstre Taglioni'. This combines the surnames of the two principal dancers in 'La Tyrolienne', Taglioni and the lesser known Madame Galdstre. This ballet was performed at Covent Garden between 1832 and 1833.