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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 108 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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Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by Franz Backofen - NPG x32961

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

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

Queen Victoria with her family, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x36347

Queen Victoria with her family

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
carbon print, April 1863
NPG x36347

Queen Victoria with her family, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax131299

Queen Victoria with her family

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

Queen Victoria with her family, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax46726

Queen Victoria with her family

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

'The day before the wedding', by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x131715

'The day before the wedding'

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

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse; Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG 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

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, published by  A. Marion, Son & Co - NPG 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

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, published by  A. Marion, Son & Co - NPG 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

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x26119

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

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

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse with her baby, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, published by  A. Marion, Son & Co - NPG 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

'The day before the wedding', by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x135123

'The day before the wedding'

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

'Upwards of five hundred photographic portraits of the most celebrated personages of the age', by Ashford Brothers & Co, after  Disdéri, and  Camille Silvy, and  Duroni & Murer, and  Émile Desmaisons, and  John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and  (George) Herbert Watkins, and  William Edward Kilburn, and  Horatio Nelson King, and  John & Charles Watkins, and  - NPG x139661

'Upwards of five hundred photographic portraits of the most celebrated personages of the age'

by Ashford Brothers & Co, after Disdéri, and Camille Silvy, and Duroni & Murer, and Émile Desmaisons, and John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and (George) Herbert Watkins, and William Edward Kilburn, and Horatio Nelson King, and John & Charles Watkins, and
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG x139661

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse; Queen Alexandra, by Southwell Brothers, published by  A. Marion, Son & Co - NPG 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

The Duke and Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine with their eldest daughter, by Hills & Saunders, published by  A. Marion, Son & Co - NPG 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

The Duke and Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine with their eldest daughter, by Hills & Saunders, published by  A. Marion, Son & Co - NPG 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

The Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine with their eldest daughter, published by Richard Smith, after  Unknown photographer - NPG 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

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse; Queen Alexandra; Queen Victoria, by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes - NPG Ax46783

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

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

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