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Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

(1853-1884), Fourth and youngest son of Queen Victoria

Sitter in 60 portraits
The birth of Leopold was the first at which Victoria used chloroform, thus sanctioning the use of anaesthesia recently developed by James Young Simpson. Leopold inherited the disease of haemophilia from his mother and spent most of his childhood as a semi-invalid. He also suffered from epilepsy, an illness that affected the course of his life. Unable to pursue a military career because of his illness, he instead became a patron of the arts and literature and served as an unofficial secretary to his mother.

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Group of fifteen, including Queen Victoria, by W. & D. Downey - NPG P22(2)

Group of fifteen, including Queen Victoria

by W. & D. Downey
albumen print, 25 May 1868
NPG P22(2)

The Gillies Ball, 1868, by W. & D. Downey - NPG P22(3)

The Gillies Ball, 1868

by W. & D. Downey
albumen print, 25 May 1868
NPG P22(3)

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 4711

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 21 April 1877
NPG 4711

Queen Victoria with her family, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co, after  Leonida Caldesi - NPG x134737

Queen Victoria with her family

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co, after Leonida Caldesi
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s (1857)
NPG x134737

'Group of Royal Family', by and after John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x132718

'Group of Royal Family'

by and after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite photomontage, early 1860s
NPG x132718

Queen Victoria and her family, by Ashford Brothers & Co, after  John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and  John & Charles Watkins, and  Georg Emil Hansen - NPG x134740

Queen Victoria and her family

by Ashford Brothers & Co, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and John & Charles Watkins, and Georg Emil Hansen
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x134740

'Interiors of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle and Portraits of the Royal Family of Great Britain', by Ashford Brothers & Co, after  John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and  John & Charles Watkins, and  Georg Emil Hansen - NPG x134741

'Interiors of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle and Portraits of the Royal Family of Great Britain'

by Ashford Brothers & Co, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and John & Charles Watkins, and Georg Emil Hansen
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x134741

Queen Victoria with her family, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x134742

Queen Victoria with her family

after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x134742

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Queen Victoria and their children, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax9571

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Queen Victoria and their children

after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1861
NPG Ax9571

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax46714

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, February 1861
NPG Ax46714

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x15726

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, February 1861
NPG x15726

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax196517

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, February 1861
NPG Ax196517

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, by Ghémar Frères - NPG x127200

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by Ghémar Frères
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
NPG x127200

Album introductory carte-de-visite with members of the Royal Family, by Ashford Brothers & Co, after  John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and  Ghémar Frères, and  (Octavius) Charles Watkins, and  Émile Desmaisons, and  Unknown photographers - NPG x197214

Album introductory carte-de-visite with members of the Royal Family

by Ashford Brothers & Co, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and Ghémar Frères, and (Octavius) Charles Watkins, and Émile Desmaisons, and Unknown photographers
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
NPG x197214

Queen Victoria with her family, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x36347

Queen Victoria with her family

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
carbon print, April 1863
NPG x36347

Queen Victoria with her family, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax131299

Queen Victoria with her family

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, April 1863
NPG Ax131299

Queen Victoria with her family, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax46726

Queen Victoria with her family

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, April 1863
NPG Ax46726

'Upwards of five hundred photographic portraits of the most celebrated personages of the age', by Ashford Brothers & Co, after  Disdéri, and  Camille Silvy, and  Duroni & Murer, and  Émile Desmaisons, and  John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and  (George) Herbert Watkins, and  William Edward Kilburn, and  Horatio Nelson King, and  John & Charles Watkins, and  - NPG x139661

'Upwards of five hundred photographic portraits of the most celebrated personages of the age'

by Ashford Brothers & Co, after Disdéri, and Camille Silvy, and Duroni & Murer, and Émile Desmaisons, and John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and (George) Herbert Watkins, and William Edward Kilburn, and Horatio Nelson King, and John & Charles Watkins, and
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG x139661

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, by Hills & Saunders, published by  A. Marion, Son & Co - NPG Ax131373

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by Hills & Saunders, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864
NPG Ax131373

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, by Hills & Saunders, published by  A. Marion, Son & Co - NPG x15724

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by Hills & Saunders, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864
NPG x15724

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany; Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, by Hills & Saunders, published by  A. Marion, Son & Co - NPG Ax46745

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany; Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

by Hills & Saunders, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 19 April 1864
NPG Ax46745

The children of Queen Victoria, by Robert Jefferson Bingham - NPG x131268

The children of Queen Victoria

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
albumen carte-de-visite, August 1865
NPG x131268

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, by Hills & Saunders, published by  A. Marion, Son & Co - NPG Ax46728

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by Hills & Saunders, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 1866
NPG Ax46728

Royal group at Balmoral, by W. & D. Downey - NPG x3610

Royal group at Balmoral

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, 25 May 1868
NPG x3610

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany; Robinson Duckworth, by Hills & Saunders - NPG x45109

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany; Robinson Duckworth

by Hills & Saunders
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
NPG x45109

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, by Hills & Saunders - NPG x15725

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by Hills & Saunders
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
NPG x15725

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x15728

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1870s
NPG x15728

'Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen and Family', published by Hughes & Edmonds - NPG x139601

'Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen and Family'

published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG x139601

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, by W. & D. Downey - NPG Ax46164

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, March 1872
NPG Ax46164

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, by Hills & Saunders - NPG x34166

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by Hills & Saunders
albumen print, 1873
NPG x34166

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, by Lombardi & Co - NPG x15727

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by Lombardi & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, circa late 1870s
NPG x15727

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x15730

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, circa 1883
NPG x15730

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x15729

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, circa 1883
NPG x15729

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