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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 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.

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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

Ax46724

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

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

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