Saturday, May 25, 2013
Queen Victoria: (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901)
Alexandrina Victoria was born to the Duke and Duchess of Kent on 24th of May in 1819. Here are just some photographs and paintings representing moments in her life....
Duke of Kent, Queen Victoria's father
Duchess of Kent, Queen Victoria's mother
'Look at her well, for she will be Queen of England' (Victoria's parents)
This portrait has two painters named as the source: A portrait of Princess Victoria as a small girl with her mother, Victoria, Duchess of Kent, c.1824. This portrait was painted by the artist Henry Bone (1755-1834) and was acquired by Queen Victoria c.1861. Also, a portrait painted by William Beechey.
Baby Victoria (no information provided)
Princess Victoria, age four, by Stephen Poyntz Denning
Princess Victoria by Henry Collen, 1836, Watercolor on ivory laid on card at the Royal Collection Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Victoria with her familyby John Jabez Edwin Mayall,albumen carte-de-visite, 1863,NPG
Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Queen Victoria and their childrenby John Jabez Edwin Mayall, albumen carte-de-visite photomontage, circa 1861
Queen Victoria and familyby Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd),bromide proof print, April 1900
Group of fifteen, including Queen Victoria by W. & D. Downey
albumen print, 25 May 1868
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