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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 Alexander Bassano - NPG x95924

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1875
NPG x95924

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x95925

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1875
NPG x95925

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x95926

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1875
NPG x95926

'Tender Annuals' (Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha), published by W. Spooner, after  Unknown artist - NPG D33736

'Tender Annuals' (Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha)

published by W. Spooner, after Unknown artist
lithograph, 1843
NPG D33736

Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and family, by Unknown artist - NPG D20920

Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and family

by Unknown artist
chromolithograph, 1843 or after
NPG D20920

Prince Albert driving his favorites, by Unknown artist - NPG D20926

Prince Albert driving his favorites

by Unknown artist
hand-coloured lithograph, 1843 or after
NPG D20926

The Royal Mother, by Unknown artist - NPG D13827

The Royal Mother

by Unknown artist
line engraving, 1844 or after
NPG D13827

General Tom Thumb, by Henry Calton Maguire - NPG D20921

General Tom Thumb

by Henry Calton Maguire
lithograph, 1844 or after
NPG D20921

The Queen and Prince Albert at Home, by Unknown artist, published by  George Alfred Henry Dean - NPG D20925

The Queen and Prince Albert at Home

by Unknown artist, published by George Alfred Henry Dean
hand-coloured lithograph, circa 1844
NPG D20925

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by Charles Baugniet, after  Franz Xaver Winterhalter - NPG D33819

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Charles Baugniet, after Franz Xaver Winterhalter
lithograph, 1845
NPG D33819

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by Thomas Landseer, published by  Joseph Hogarth, after  Sir Edwin Henry Landseer - NPG D35055

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Thomas Landseer, published by Joseph Hogarth, after Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
mixed-method engraving, published 1845
NPG D35055

Domestic Life of the Royal Family, by Unknown artist - NPG D20924

Domestic Life of the Royal Family

by Unknown artist
lithograph, 1848 or after
NPG D20924

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by Thomas Fairland, printed by  M & N Hanhart, after  Franz Xaver Winterhalter - NPG D33820

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Thomas Fairland, printed by M & N Hanhart, after Franz Xaver Winterhalter
lithograph, 1850
NPG D33820

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by Thomas Fairland, printed by  M & N Hanhart, after  Franz Xaver Winterhalter - NPG D35056

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Thomas Fairland, printed by M & N Hanhart, after Franz Xaver Winterhalter
lithograph, 1850
NPG D35056

The seven oldest children of Queen Victoria, by Frederick James Smyth, published by  Illustrated London News, after  Unknown artist - NPG D33826

The seven oldest children of Queen Victoria

by Frederick James Smyth, published by Illustrated London News, after Unknown artist
wood engraving, published 25 December 1852
NPG D33826

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by Richard James Lane, after  Franz Xaver Winterhalter - NPG D21993

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Richard James Lane, after Franz Xaver Winterhalter
lithograph, (1857)
NPG D21993

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by Richard James Lane, after  Franz Xaver Winterhalter - NPG D22121

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Richard James Lane, after Franz Xaver Winterhalter
lithograph, (1859)
NPG D22121

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by D.J. Pound, published by  Illustrated News of the World, after  John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG D33822

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by D.J. Pound, published by Illustrated News of the World, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
stipple and line engraving, 1860s
NPG D33822

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by James Henry Lynch, printed by  M & N Hanhart, published by  Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after  E. Moira - NPG D33821

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by James Henry Lynch, printed by M & N Hanhart, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after E. Moira
lithograph, published 12 February 1861
NPG D33821

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

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