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Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany (1853-1884), Fourth and youngest son of Queen Victoria

Sitter in 53 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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Ax131373

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

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

x15724

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

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

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

x131268

The children of Queen Victoria

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

Ax46728

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

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

x3610

Royal group at Balmoral

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

x45109

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany; Robinson Duckworth

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

x15725

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

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

x15728

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

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

Ax46164

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

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

x15727

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

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

x15730

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, circa 1883
NPG x15730

x15729

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, circa 1883
NPG x15729

x8746

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by Alexander Bassano, published by J. Beagles & Co
vintage postcard print, 1900s (circa 1883)
NPG x8746

D33802

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by Richard James Lane, printed by M & N Hanhart, after Franz Xaver Winterhalter
lithograph, 1855 (1855)
NPG D33802

D35060

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by Richard James Lane, printed by M & N Hanhart, after Franz Xaver Winterhalter
lithograph, 1855 (1855)
NPG D35060

D21991

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by Richard James Lane, printed by M & N Hanhart, after Franz Xaver Winterhalter
lithograph, 1855 (1855)
NPG D21991