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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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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

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