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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 120 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.

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Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(150a)

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

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

Royal mourning group, 1862, by William Bambridge - NPG P27

Royal mourning group, 1862

by William Bambridge
albumen print, March 1862
NPG P27

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by Susan D. Durant - NPG 2023a(5)

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

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

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by Susan D. Durant - NPG 2023a(6)

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

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

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by Joseph Mordecai, after  Unknown photographer - NPG 4430

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

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

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by Hermann Günther - NPG x132095

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

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

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by Hermann Günther - NPG x132096

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

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

Queen Victoria with her family, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co, after  Leonida Caldesi - NPG x134737

Queen Victoria with her family

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

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by L. Haase & Co - NPG Ax46780

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

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

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by L. Haase & Co - NPG x36367

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

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

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by L. Haase & Co - NPG Ax38286

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

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

'Group of Royal Family', by and after John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x132718

'Group of Royal Family'

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

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by L. Haase & Co - NPG x134617

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

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

Queen Victoria and her family, by Ashford Brothers & Co, after  John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and  John & Charles Watkins, and  Georg Emil Hansen - NPG 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

'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 - NPG 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

Queen Victoria with her family, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x134742

Queen Victoria with her family

after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x134742

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

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax33506

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, July 1861
NPG Ax33506

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x36369

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

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

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x36370

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

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

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia with her two eldest children, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x131291

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia with her two eldest children

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, July 1861
NPG x131291

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax46707

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

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

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax46724

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Camille Silvy
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 2 July 1861
NPG Ax46724

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax46797

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Camille Silvy
albumen carte-de-visite, 2 July 1861
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG Ax46797

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by Camille Silvy - NPG x36371

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

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

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax196511

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, July 1861
NPG Ax196511

Royal mourning group, 1862, by William Bambridge - NPG x131271

Royal mourning group, 1862

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

Royal mourning group, 1862, by William Bambridge - NPG Ax128903

Royal mourning group, 1862

by William Bambridge
albumen print, March 1862
NPG Ax128903

Album introductory carte-de-visite with members of the Royal Family, by Ashford Brothers & Co, after  John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and  Ghémar Frères, and  (Octavius) Charles Watkins, and  Émile Desmaisons, and  Unknown photographers - NPG x197214

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

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

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax46750

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

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

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, published by  A. Marion, Son & Co - NPG 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

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax131374

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

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

'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

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by Heinrich Graf - NPG Ax46768

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

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

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by Heinrich Graf - NPG x36364

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

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

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by Heinrich Graf - NPG x36365

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

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

'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 Frederick Holland Mares, 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, an - NPG x139661

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

by Frederick Holland Mares, 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, an
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x139661

The children of Queen Victoria, by Robert Jefferson Bingham - NPG x131268

The children of Queen Victoria

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

The Emperor and Empress of Germany with their children, by Hills & Saunders, published by  A. Marion, Son & Co - NPG 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

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by Unknown photographer - NPG x36384

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, circa 1870
NPG x36384

'Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen and Family', published by Hughes & Edmonds - NPG x139601

'Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen and Family'

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

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by Hills & Saunders - NPG x36368

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

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

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