Search the Collections

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia (1840-1901), Consort of Frederick III, German Emperor, King of Prussia; daughter of Queen Victoria

Sitter associated with 115 portraits
Victoria married Prince Frederick William of Prussia in 1858. The Queen and Prince Albert hoped that Victoria's marriage to the future King of Prussia would cement close ties between London and Berlin, and possibly lead to the emergence of a unified and liberal Germany. After the three wars of German unification (1864-71), the victorious princes of the North German Confederation proclaimed a German Empire with King William I of Prussia as the hereditary German Emperor. On his death in 1888, his son Prince Frederick ascended the throne and Victoria adopted the title The German Empress. He died later that year, after which she was known as The Empress Frederick.

List Thumbnail

P301(150a)

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, arched top, late 1850s
NPG P301(150a)

P27

Royal mourning group, 1862

by William Bambridge
albumen print, March 1862
NPG P27

2023a(5)

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Susan D. Durant
metal medallion, circa 1864-1866
NPG 2023a(5)

2023a(6)

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Susan D. Durant
metal medallion, circa 1864-1866
NPG 2023a(6)

4430

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Joseph Mordecai, after Unknown photographer
oil on canvas, (circa 1900)
NPG 4430

x132095

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Hermann Günther
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s (late 1850s)
NPG x132095

x132096

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Hermann Günther
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s (late 1850s)
NPG x132096

x134737

Queen Victoria with her family

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co, after Leonida Caldesi
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s (1857)
NPG x134737

Ax46780

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by L. Haase & Co
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax46780

x36367

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by L. Haase & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x36367

Ax38286

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by L. Haase & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax38286

x132718

'Group of Royal Family'

by and after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite photomontage, early 1860s
NPG x132718

x134617

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by L. Haase & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x134617

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

x36369

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
NPG x36369

x36370

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
NPG x36370

Ax46707

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Camille Silvy
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 2 July 1861
NPG Ax46707

Ax46797

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Camille Silvy
albumen carte-de-visite, 2 July 1861
NPG Ax46797

x36371

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Camille Silvy
albumen carte-de-visite, 2 July 1861
NPG x36371

x131271

Royal mourning group, 1862

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

x197214

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

by Ashford Brothers & Co, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and Ghemar Frères, and (Octavius) Charles Watkins, and Émile Desmaisons, and Unknown photographers
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
NPG x197214

Ax46750

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG Ax46750

x5574

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x5574

Ax131374

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG Ax131374

x131715

'The day before the wedding'

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

Ax46768

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Heinrich Graf
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG Ax46768

x36364

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Heinrich Graf
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG x36364

x36365

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Heinrich Graf
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG x36365

x135123

'The day before the wedding'

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

x131268

The children of Queen Victoria

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
albumen carte-de-visite, August 1865
NPG x131268

Ax46753

The Emperor and Empress of Germany with their children

by Hills & Saunders, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, November 1865
NPG Ax46753

x36384

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, circa 1870
NPG x36384

x139601

'Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen and Family'

published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG x139601

x36368

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Hills & Saunders
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1870s
NPG x36368

x95890

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1879
NPG x95890

x95891

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1879
NPG x95891

x95892

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1879
NPG x95892