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Queen Alexandra

(1844-1925), Queen of Edward VII

Sitter associated with 469 portraits
Artist associated with 10 portraits
Born in Copenhagen, the eldest daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark She married Edward VII in 1863 when he was Prince of Wales. She was renowned for her beauty and lived a glamorous and lavish lifestyle with Edward. On the death of Victoria she became Queen consort of Edward VII. Her charity work and the loyalty she showed towards her husband despite his mistresses endeared her to her subjects. She became engaged in charity work and founded the Imperial (Royal) Military Nursing Service in 1902, and instituted the annual Alexandra Rose Day in aid of hospitals in 1912.

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The Landing of HRH The Princess Alexandra at Gravesend, 7th March 1863, by Henry Nelson O'Neil - NPG 5487

The Landing of HRH The Princess Alexandra at Gravesend, 7th March 1863

by Henry Nelson O'Neil
oil on canvas, 1864
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5487

Queen Alexandra, by H. Garland - NPG 3059

Queen Alexandra

by H. Garland
marble bust, circa 1883
NPG 3059

'Souvenir of the Royal Wedding, July 6th 1893', by Unknown photographer - NPG P1700(1c)

'Souvenir of the Royal Wedding, July 6th 1893'

by Unknown photographer
halftone reproduction, 1893
NPG P1700(1c)

Queen Alexandra, after Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes - NPG 1889

Queen Alexandra

after Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes
oil on canvas, 1920 (1894)
NPG 1889

Christening group, by Percy Lewis Pocock, for  W. & D. Downey - NPG P1700(8a)

Christening group

by Percy Lewis Pocock, for W. & D. Downey
albumen print, 16 July 1894
NPG P1700(8a)

Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Procession - The Indian Contingent, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG P1700(26a)

Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Procession - The Indian Contingent

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
vintage print, 22 June 1897
NPG P1700(26a)

Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Procession - In front of St Paul's Cathedral, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG P1700(28)

Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Procession - In front of St Paul's Cathedral

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
vintage print, 22 June 1897
NPG P1700(28)

Queen Alexandra, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG P659

Queen Alexandra

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
albumen panel card, 1901
NPG P659

Queen Alexandra, by W. & D. Downey - NPG P1700(61a)

Queen Alexandra

by W. & D. Downey
albumen print, 9 August 1902
NPG P1700(61a)

'The Crowned King & Queen Leaving the Abbey', by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG P1700(64)

'The Crowned King & Queen Leaving the Abbey'

by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
printing-out paper print, 9 August 1902
NPG P1700(64)

Royal group in the Crimson Drawing-Room at Windsor Castle, by William Edward Downey, for  W. & D. Downey, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG P1700(81d)

Royal group in the Crimson Drawing-Room at Windsor Castle

by William Edward Downey, for W. & D. Downey, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, 17 November 1907
NPG P1700(81d)

Queen Alexandra, by E. Lange - NPG Ax24180

Queen Alexandra

by E. Lange
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG Ax24180

Queen Alexandra, by E. Lange - NPG Ax24174

Queen Alexandra

by E. Lange
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG Ax24174

Queen Alexandra, by James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax46770

Queen Alexandra

by James Russell & Sons
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax46770

Queen Alexandra, by Rudolph Striegler - NPG Ax39786

Queen Alexandra

by Rudolph Striegler
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG Ax39786

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 Alexandra, published by William Henry Mason - NPG x197204

Queen Alexandra

published by William Henry Mason
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x197204

Queen Alexandra, by E. Lange - NPG Ax24176

Queen Alexandra

by E. Lange
albumen carte-de-visite, 3 June 1861
NPG Ax24176

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra, by François Deron - NPG Ax24157

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by François Deron
albumen carte-de-visite, 9 September 1862
NPG Ax24157

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra, by Ghémar Frères - NPG Ax24158

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by Ghémar Frères
albumen carte-de-visite, 9 September 1862
NPG Ax24158

Queen Alexandra, by Ghémar Frères - NPG Ax24177

Queen Alexandra

by Ghémar Frères
albumen carte-de-visite, 9 September 1862
NPG Ax24177

Queen Alexandra, by Georg Emil Hansen - NPG Ax24182

Queen Alexandra

by Georg Emil Hansen
albumen carte-de-visite, July 1862
NPG Ax24182

Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII, by Ghémar Frères - NPG Ax46732

Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII

by Ghémar Frères
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 9 September 1862
NPG Ax46732

Queen Alexandra, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax46748

Queen Alexandra

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, November 1862
NPG Ax46748

Christian IX, King of Denmark and his family, by Georg Emil Hansen - NPG x74402

Christian IX, King of Denmark and his family

by Georg Emil Hansen
albumen carte-de-visite photomontage, 1862
NPG x74402

Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII, by Ghémar Frères - NPG x14384

Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII

by Ghémar Frères
albumen carte-de-visite, 9 September 1862
NPG x14384

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra, by Ghémar Frères - NPG x14385

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by Ghémar Frères
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 9 September 1862
NPG x14385

Queen Alexandra, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x12840

Queen Alexandra

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, November 1862
NPG x12840

Queen Alexandra, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x12841

Queen Alexandra

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, November 1862
NPG x12841

Royal family group, by François Deron, published by  Samuel E. Poulton - NPG Ax24159

Royal family group

by François Deron, published by Samuel E. Poulton
albumen carte-de-visite, 9 September 1862
NPG Ax24159

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra, after Ghémar Frères - NPG x131221

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

after Ghémar Frères
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863 (September 1862)
NPG x131221

Queen Alexandra, by Ghémar Frères - NPG x12849

Queen Alexandra

by Ghémar Frères
albumen carte-de-visite, 9 September 1862
NPG x12849

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