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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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Queen Alexandra, by Émile Desmaisons, after  George E. Hausen - NPG D33945

Queen Alexandra

by Émile Desmaisons, after George E. Hausen
lithograph, 1863
NPG D33945

Queen Alexandra, by Francis Holl, after  Unknown artist - NPG D33946

Queen Alexandra

by Francis Holl, after Unknown artist
stipple and line engraving, mid 1860s
NPG D33946

Queen Alexandra, by Samuel Cousins, published by  Paul and Dominic Colnaghi, Scott & Co, after  Richard Lauchert - NPG D33947

Queen Alexandra

by Samuel Cousins, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi, Scott & Co, after Richard Lauchert
stipple engraving, published 1863
NPG D33947

Queen Alexandra, by Samuel Cousins, published by  Paul and Dominic Colnaghi, Scott & Co, after  Richard Lauchert - NPG D33948

Queen Alexandra

by Samuel Cousins, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi, Scott & Co, after Richard Lauchert
stipple engraving, published 1863
NPG D33948

Queen Alexandra, by John Alfred Vinter, published by  Paul and Dominic Colnaghi, Scott & Co - NPG D33949

Queen Alexandra

by John Alfred Vinter, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi, Scott & Co
lithograph, published 1863
NPG D33949

Queen Alexandra, by William Holl Jr, published by  John Mitchell, after  John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG D33950

Queen Alexandra

by William Holl Jr, published by John Mitchell, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
stipple and line engraving, published 1863
NPG D33950

Queen Alexandra, by Unknown artist - NPG D10877

Queen Alexandra

by Unknown artist
chromolithograph, circa 1863
NPG D10877

Queen Alexandra, by Unknown artist - NPG D10878

Queen Alexandra

by Unknown artist
chromolithograph, circa 1863
NPG D10878

Queen Alexandra, published by Foster & King, after  Georg Emil Hansen - NPG D42763

Queen Alexandra

published by Foster & King, after Georg Emil Hansen
lithograph, (1863)
NPG D42763

Queen Alexandra, by Edme Guichard, printed by  M & N Hanhart, published by  Chappell & Co - NPG D43006

Queen Alexandra

by Edme Guichard, printed by M & N Hanhart, published by Chappell & Co
chromolithograph, 1863
NPG D43006

Queen Alexandra; Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale; King Edward VII, by William Holl Jr, after  Vernon Heath - NPG D33935

Queen Alexandra; Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale; King Edward VII

by William Holl Jr, after Vernon Heath
stipple and line engraving, published 1864
NPG D33935

Queen Alexandra; Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, by William Holl Jr, after  Vernon Heath - NPG D33936

Queen Alexandra; Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale

by William Holl Jr, after Vernon Heath
stipple and line engraving, published 1864
NPG D33936

Queen Alexandra; Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, by William Holl Jr, after  Vernon Heath - NPG D33937

Queen Alexandra; Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale

by William Holl Jr, after Vernon Heath
stipple and line engraving, published 1864
NPG D33937

'Hyde Park, March 7th 1863' (including Alexandra of Denmark), by Robert Charles Dudley - NPG D33992

'Hyde Park, March 7th 1863' (including Alexandra of Denmark)

by Robert Charles Dudley
chromolithograph, published 1864
NPG D33992

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