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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 107 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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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

x26111

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, February 1861
NPG x26111

x26116

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, February 1861
NPG x26116

x26115

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, (February 1861)
NPG x26115

Ax39788

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, February 1861
NPG Ax39788

Ax46725

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, February 1861
NPG Ax46725

x4190

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Mayall & Co, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen Imperial cabinet card, 1890s (February 1861)
NPG x4190

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

Ax131375

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, February 1861
NPG Ax131375

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

Ax128903

Royal mourning group, 1862

by William Bambridge
albumen print, March 1862
NPG Ax128903

x197214

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

by Ashford Brothers & Co, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and Ghémar 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