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Queen Victoria

(1819-1901), Reigned 1837-1901

Sitter associated with 520 portraits
Artist associated with 5 portraits
Queen Victoria succeeded to the throne shortly after her eighteenth birthday in July 1837. She was daughter of the Duke of Kent, who was the fourth son of George III. Her reign was the second longest in British history, celebrating her Golden Jubilee in 1887 and Diamond Jubilee in 1897. She held great influence over the foreign and domestic policies of the governments she oversaw.

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Queen Victoria; Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x26103

Queen Victoria; Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, May 1860
NPG x26103

Queen Victoria, published by E. Moses & Son - NPG x36262

Queen Victoria

published by E. Moses & Son
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x36262

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Queen Victoria and their children, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax9571

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Queen Victoria and their children

after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1861
NPG Ax9571

Queen Victoria, by Charles Clifford - NPG Ax131387

Queen Victoria

by Charles Clifford
albumen carte-de-visite, 14 November 1861
NPG Ax131387

Queen Victoria, by Charles Clifford - NPG Ax46701

Queen Victoria

by Charles Clifford
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 14 November 1861
NPG Ax46701

Queen Victoria; Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax46717

Queen Victoria; Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, February 1861
NPG Ax46717

Queen Victoria, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax47002

Queen Victoria

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
NPG Ax47002

Queen Victoria, by Charles Clifford, published by  Cundall, Downes & Co - NPG x32969

Queen Victoria

by Charles Clifford, published by Cundall, Downes & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 14 November 1861
NPG x32969

Queen Victoria; Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x26100

Queen Victoria; Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, February 1861
NPG x26100

Queen Victoria; Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x26102

Queen Victoria; Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, February 1861
NPG x26102

Queen Victoria; Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x6054

Queen Victoria; Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, February 1861
NPG x6054

Queen Victoria; Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax128901

Queen Victoria; Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, February 1861
NPG Ax128901

Queen Victoria, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax196500

Queen Victoria

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, 1861
NPG Ax196500

Queen Victoria; Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax196506

Queen Victoria; Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, February 1861
NPG Ax196506

Queen Victoria; Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x26101

Queen Victoria; Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, February 1861
NPG x26101

Queen Victoria, by Charles Clifford, published by  Cundall, Downes & Co - NPG x36265

Queen Victoria

by Charles Clifford, published by Cundall, Downes & Co
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 14 November 1861
NPG x36265

Queen Victoria, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax46706

Queen Victoria

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
NPG Ax46706

Queen Victoria, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax39784

Queen Victoria

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
NPG Ax39784

Queen Victoria, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax46704

Queen Victoria

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, February 1861
NPG Ax46704

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