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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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'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

The Royal Group (King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra; Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale; King George V), by Francis Holl, printed by  McQueen (Macqueen), published by and after  Dickinson Brothers - NPG D31865

The Royal Group (King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra; Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale; King George V)

by Francis Holl, printed by McQueen (Macqueen), published by and after Dickinson Brothers
engraving, published 2 August 1869
On display in the Bedroom at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG D31865

Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale; Queen Alexandra, by and published by Maclure & Macdonald - NPG D33938

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

by and published by Maclure & Macdonald
lithograph, early 1870s
NPG D33938

Queen Alexandra, by Faustin Betbeder ('Faustin') - NPG D23033

Queen Alexandra

by Faustin Betbeder ('Faustin')
chromolithograph, 1874
NPG D23033

Queen Alexandra, by Faustin Betbeder ('Faustin') - NPG D31867

Queen Alexandra

by Faustin Betbeder ('Faustin')
chromolithograph, 1874
NPG D31867

Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII, by and printed by Thomas Packer, published by  Hopwood & Crew - NPG D42831

Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII

by and printed by Thomas Packer, published by Hopwood & Crew
chromolithograph, circa 1875
NPG D42831

Queen Alexandra, by William Spalding, printed by  Thomas Packer, published by  Elton & Co - NPG D42830

Queen Alexandra

by William Spalding, printed by Thomas Packer, published by Elton & Co
chromolithograph, circa 1880s
NPG D42830

Key to 'Royal Family Group, 1874' (Queen Victoria with her family), after Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, after  Unknown artist - NPG 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

"Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales" "H. R. H. The Princess."' (Queen Alexandra), by Théobald Chartran ('T') - NPG D44097

"Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales" "H. R. H. The Princess."' (Queen Alexandra)

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 5 December 1882
NPG D44097

Queen Alexandra, by Maclure & Macdonald, after  Andrew Maclure - NPG D33951

Queen Alexandra

by Maclure & Macdonald, after Andrew Maclure
chromolithograph, published 1883
NPG D33951

Queen Alexandra, by Frédéric Auguste La Guillermie, published by  Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, after  Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes - NPG D33956

Queen Alexandra

by Frédéric Auguste La Guillermie, published by Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, after Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes
etching, 1895 (1894)
NPG D33956

Queen Alexandra, published by Illustrated London News, after  George C. Wilmshurst - NPG D33954

Queen Alexandra

published by Illustrated London News, after George C. Wilmshurst
tinted halftone, circa 1901-1910
NPG D33954

Queen Alexandra, published by Illustrated London News, after  George C. Wilmshurst - NPG D33955

Queen Alexandra

published by Illustrated London News, after George C. Wilmshurst
tinted halftone, circa 1901-1910
NPG D33955

Queen Alexandra, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, after  Isaac Snowman - NPG D33957

Queen Alexandra

published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, after Isaac Snowman
photogravure, 1902
NPG D33957

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