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Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Queen of Edward VII

Sitter associated with 389 portraits
Artist of 2 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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Ax25105

Queen Alexandra as Mary, Queen of Scots

probably by Arthur James ('A.J.') Melhuish
woodburytype, 21 July 1874
NPG Ax25105

x45079

Queen Alexandra

after Charles Bergamasco
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1876
NPG x45079

Ax5560

Queen Alexandra

by Henry Van der Weyde
albumen cabinet card, 1888
NPG Ax5560

x15577

Queen Alexandra

by W. & D. Downey
carbon print, circa 1889
NPG x15577

Ax15891

Queen Alexandra

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, circa 1889; published 1891
NPG Ax15891

Ax22286

Queen Alexandra; Louise, Queen of Denmark; Princess Victoria Alexandra Olga Mary of Wales

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
albumen cabinet card, 6 July 1893
NPG Ax22286

x19943

Queen Alexandra

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 6 July 1893
NPG x19943

x20793

Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII); Queen Victoria; Queen Mary; Queen Alexandra

by Percy Lewis Pocock, for W. & D. Downey
bromide print, 16 July 1894
NPG x20793

x193302

King Edward VII; Victoria Eugenie ('Ena'), Queen of Spain; Maud, Queen of Norway; Queen Alexandra

by Gunn & Stuart
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 8 August 1896
NPG x193302

x136699

Queen Alexandra

by Swaine, after William Edward Downey, for W. & D. Downey
halftone reproduction tear sheet, 14 February 1901; published 18 May 1901
NPG x136699

x25239

Queen Alexandra

by W. & D. Downey
platinum print, 1902
NPG x25239

x136701

Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII

by Baron Adolph de Meyer
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 11 July 1908
NPG x136701

x8458

Olav V, King of Norway; Queen Alexandra

by James Russell & Sons
dry-plate glass negative, December 1909
NPG x8458

x8460

Queen Alexandra

by James Russell & Sons
dry-plate glass negative, December 1909
NPG x8460

x194006

Olav V, King of Norway; Queen Alexandra

by David Knights-Whittome
vintage print, 1909
NPG x194006