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 112 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

D33661

Key to 'Royal Family Group, 1874' (Queen Victoria with her family)

after Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, after Unknown artist
ink on acetate, (1881)
NPG D33661

x14271

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by James Russell & Sons
postcard print
NPG x14271

x35277

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Hills & Saunders
half-plate glass negative, 1860s
NPG x35277

x35282

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Hills & Saunders
glass negative, 1860
NPG x35282

x36366

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by L. Haase & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x36366

Ax54720

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 2 July 1861
NPG Ax54720

Ax54721

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 2 July 1861
NPG Ax54721

Ax128903

Royal mourning group, 1862

by William Bambridge
albumen print, March 1862
NPG Ax128903

x197214

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

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

x95889

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1879
NPG x95889

D31860

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Alphonse Leon Noel, after Franz Xaver Winterhalter
lithograph, 1842
On display in the Bedroom at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG D31860