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Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse (1843-1878), Third child of Queen Victoria; wife of Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine

Sitter associated with 104 portraits
The great-grandmother of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the consort of Queen Elizabeth II. She had a reputation for sweetness of disposition, and was said to play the role of peacemaker in the often stormy royal household. In 1862 she married Prince Louis of Hesse; the couple lived at Darmstadt, Hesse and had seven children. An interest in child welfare led the princess to make the Neues Palais a centre of philanthropic activity. It was later learned that Alice carried and passed on the haemophilia gene she inherited from Queen Victoria to several of her own children.

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P27

Royal mourning group, 1862

by William Bambridge
albumen print, March 1862
NPG P27

2023a(8)

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Susan D. Durant
metal medallion, circa 1864-1866
NPG 2023a(8)

2023a(9)

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Susan D. Durant
metal medallion, circa 1864-1866
NPG 2023a(9)

2023a(7)

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Susan D. Durant
metal medallion, 1867
NPG 2023a(7)

2023a(10)

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Susan D. Durant
metal medallion, 1867
NPG 2023a(10)

x134737

Queen Victoria with her family

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co, after Leonida Caldesi
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s (1857)
NPG x134737

Ax129160

Collage of 101 figures

compiled by Cecilia Mary Jocelyn (née Elliot), after Disdéri, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall, after Camille Silvy, and after Unknown photographers
albumen print collage, 1860s
NPG Ax129160

x26111

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG x26111

x26116

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG x26116

x26115

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG x26115

Ax39788

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG Ax39788

Ax46725

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG Ax46725

x26113

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
NPG x26113

x26114

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
NPG x26114

Ax131375

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG Ax131375

Ax131376

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by William Henry Southwell, published by Thomas McLean & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
NPG Ax131376

x132718

'Group of Royal Family'

by and after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite photomontage, early 1860s
NPG x132718

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

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

x134742

Queen Victoria with her family

after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x134742

Ax9571

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Queen Victoria and their children

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite photomontage, circa 1861
NPG Ax9571

Ax46708

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Camille Silvy
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 4 July 1861
NPG Ax46708

Ax46766

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Camille Silvy
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 4 July 1861
NPG Ax46766

x26109

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Camille Silvy
albumen carte-de-visite, 4 July 1861
NPG x26109

x26112

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Camille Silvy
albumen carte-de-visite, 4 July 1861
NPG x26112

x32960

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Camille Silvy
albumen carte-de-visite, 4 July 1861
NPG x32960

Ax131393

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Camille Silvy
albumen carte-de-visite, 4 July 1861
NPG Ax131393

Ax131377

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John & Charles Watkins, published by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason)
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1861
NPG Ax131377

x132242

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by (Octavius) Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1861
NPG x132242

x131271

Royal mourning group, 1862

by William Bambridge
albumen carte-de-visite, March 1862
NPG x131271

x32961

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Franz Backofen
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG x32961

x36347

Queen Victoria with her family

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
carbon print on cropped Imperial cabinet card mount, 1863
NPG x36347

Ax131299

Queen Victoria with her family

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG Ax131299

Ax46726

Queen Victoria with her family

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG Ax46726

x131715

'The day before the wedding'

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 9 March 1863
NPG x131715

Ax46744

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse; Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG Ax46744

Ax46720

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
NPG Ax46720

x26121

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
NPG x26121

x26119

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, (circa 1863)
NPG x26119

x32962

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse with her baby

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
NPG x32962

x135123

'The day before the wedding'

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, 9 March 1863
NPG x135123

x131081

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse; Queen Alexandra

by Southwell Brothers, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864
NPG x131081

Ax46179

The Duke and Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine with their eldest daughter

by Hills & Saunders, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 13 June 1864
NPG Ax46179

x35076

The Duke and Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine with their eldest daughter

by Hills & Saunders, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 13 June 1864
NPG x35076

x35075

The Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine with their eldest daughter

published by Richard Smith, after Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, March 1864
NPG x35075

Ax46783

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse; Queen Alexandra; Queen Victoria

by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 1864
NPG Ax46783

Ax46773

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Southwell Brothers, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 1864
NPG Ax46773

x26120

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by James Russell & Sons, published by J. Beagles & Co
vintage postcard print, 1900s? (circa 1864)
NPG x26120

x131268

The children of Queen Victoria

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
albumen carte-de-visite, August 1865
NPG x131268

Ax46754

The Duke and Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine with their two eldest daughters

by Hills & Saunders, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1866
NPG Ax46754

x34505

The Duke and Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine with their two eldest daughters

by Hills & Saunders, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1866
NPG x34505

x26117

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s
NPG x26117