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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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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

x197200

King Edward VII; Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
NPG x197200

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

x197214

Album introductory carte-de-visite with members of the Royal Family

by Ashford Brothers & Co, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and Ghemar Frères, and (Octavius) Charles Watkins, and Émile Desmaisons, and Unknown photographers
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
NPG x197214

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