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Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844-1900), Naval officer; second son of Queen Victoria

Sitter associated with 69 portraits
Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, joined the Navy in 1858, at the age of fourteen. On the abdication of King Otto of Greece in 1862, Alfred was chosen by the Greeks to succeed him, but political conventions made it impossible for the British government to accede to their wishes. Meanwhile, Alfred pursued his naval career. In 1863 he was promoted to Lieutenant and three years later to Captain. By 1893 he was Admiral of the Fleet. He was highly respected as a well-informed and able fleet leader.

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6203

Queen Victoria's First Visit to her Wounded Soldiers

by Jerry Barrett
oil on canvas, 1856
On display in Room 23 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6203

P27

Royal mourning group, 1862

by William Bambridge
albumen print, March 1862
NPG P27

5790

Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

by Carlo Pellegrini
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 10 January 1874
NPG 5790

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 (nee Elliot), after Disderi, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall, after Camille Silvy, and after Unknown photographers
albumen print collage, 1860s
NPG Ax129160

x39702

Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

by Ferdinand Jean de la Ferte Joubert
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x39702

x39701

Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG x39701

Ax46709

Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

by Ferdinand Jean de la Ferte Joubert
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, early-mid 1860s
NPG Ax46709

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

x33251

Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

by Mayall & Co, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen panel card, (1861)
NPG x33251

x131271

Royal mourning group, 1862

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

Ax131364

Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG Ax131364

Ax46721

Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG Ax46721