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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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Princess Victoria of Wales; Queen Alexandra, by Queen Alexandra - NPG x137368

Princess Victoria of Wales; Queen Alexandra

by Queen Alexandra
half-tone reproduction, circa 1902
NPG x137368

Charles William de la Poer Beresford, Baron Beresford, by Queen Alexandra, published by  A.V.N. Jones & Co - NPG x197333

Charles William de la Poer Beresford, Baron Beresford

by Queen Alexandra, published by A.V.N. Jones & Co
halftone postcard print, 1903-1908, published circa 1908
NPG x197333

Mark Rundle, by Queen Alexandra - NPG Ax137120

Mark Rundle

by Queen Alexandra
vintage snapshot print, 15 September 1904
NPG Ax137120

Olav V, King of Norway; Hon. (Elizabeth) Charlotte Knollys; Louisa Jane (née Grey), Countess of Antrim, by Queen Alexandra, published by  A.V.N. Jones & Co - NPG x197334

Olav V, King of Norway; Hon. (Elizabeth) Charlotte Knollys; Louisa Jane (née Grey), Countess of Antrim

by Queen Alexandra, published by A.V.N. Jones & Co
halftone postcard print, published circa 1908 (1905)
NPG x197334

King George V; Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII); King George VI; King Edward VII, by Queen Alexandra, published by  A.V.N. Jones & Co - NPG x197336

King George V; Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII); King George VI; King Edward VII

by Queen Alexandra, published by A.V.N. Jones & Co
halftone postcard print, August 1905, published circa 1908
NPG x197336

Princess Victoria of Wales; Olav V, King of Norway, by Queen Alexandra, published by  A.V.N. Jones & Co - NPG x197338

Princess Victoria of Wales; Olav V, King of Norway

by Queen Alexandra, published by A.V.N. Jones & Co
halftone postcard print, 1905, published circa 1908
NPG x197338

Sir (Archibald) Berkeley Milne, 2nd Bt, by Queen Alexandra, published by  A.V.N. Jones & Co - NPG x197337

Sir (Archibald) Berkeley Milne, 2nd Bt

by Queen Alexandra, published by A.V.N. Jones & Co
halftone postcard print, published circa 1908 (1907)
NPG x197337

Princess Victoria of Wales, by Queen Alexandra, published by  A.V.N. Jones & Co - NPG x197335

Princess Victoria of Wales

by Queen Alexandra, published by A.V.N. Jones & Co
halftone postcard print, published circa 1908
NPG x197335

John Fielden Brocklehurst, 1st Baron Ranksborough, by Queen Alexandra, published by  A.V.N. Jones & Co - NPG x197339

John Fielden Brocklehurst, 1st Baron Ranksborough

by Queen Alexandra, published by A.V.N. Jones & Co
halftone postcard print, published circa 1908
NPG x197339

Group on board HMY Victoria and Albert, Copenhagen, by Queen Alexandra, published by  A.V.N. Jones & Co - NPG x197340

Group on board HMY Victoria and Albert, Copenhagen

by Queen Alexandra, published by A.V.N. Jones & Co
halftone postcard print, published circa 1908
NPG x197340

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