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

Sitter in 54 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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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

D33803

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by Richard James Lane, printed by M & N Hanhart, published by John Mitchell, after William Bembridge
lithograph, published 12 July 1859
NPG D33803

D22129

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by Richard James Lane, printed by M & N Hanhart, published by John Mitchell, after William Bembridge
lithograph, published 12 July 1859
NPG D22129

D33661

Key to 'Royal Family Group, 1874' (Queen Victoria with her family)

after Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, after Unknown artist
ink on acetate, (1881)
NPG D33661

Ax9578

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1 March 1861
NPG Ax9578

x34166

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by Hills & Saunders
albumen print, 1873
NPG x34166

x35279

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by Hills & Saunders
collodion negative, 1877
NPG x35279

x95989

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1883
NPG x95989

x95990

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1883
NPG x95990

x95991

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1883
NPG x95991

x95992

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, mid 1880s
NPG x95992

x95993

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, mid 1880s
NPG x95993

x95994

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, mid 1880s
NPG x95994