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Queen Victoria

(1819-1901), Reigned 1837-1901

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter associated with 531 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

by Charles Edward Wagstaff, published by Hodgson & Graves, after Edmund Thomas Parris
mezzotint, published 5 April 1838
NPG D19493

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Queen Victoria

by Edward Francis Finden, after Richard James Lane
stipple engraving, published 1 May 1838
NPG D20155

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Sir George Hayter; Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington; Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha; Queen Victoria

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 5 October 1840
NPG D33732

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Queen Victoria

by Frederick Bacon, published by Colnaghi and Puckle, after Sir William Charles Ross
line engraving, published 5 May 1841
NPG D19510

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The Marriage of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria

by Charles Edward Wagstaff, published by Henry Graves & Co, after Sir George Hayter
mixed-method engraving, published 9 November 1844
NPG D37815

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Queen Victoria, the Prince Consort and family

by Samuel Cousins, published by Thomas Boys, and Ernest Gambart & Co, after Franz Xaver Winterhalter
mixed method engraving, republished 15 February 1853 (originally published 20 March 1850 after a painting of 1846)
NPG D48098

A Change for the Better (Queen Elizabeth I; Queen Victoria), by Joseph Swain, after  Sir John Tenniel - NPG D47458

A Change for the Better (Queen Elizabeth I; Queen Victoria)

by Joseph Swain, after Sir John Tenniel
wood engraving, published in Punch 31 July 1869
NPG D47458

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Queen Victoria

by Sir Leslie Ward
June 1869
NPG D9967

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Queen Victoria

printed by Schmidt Lithography Company
colour offset lithograph, 1940s
NPG D48086

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Queen Victoria

printed by Schmidt Lithography Company
colour offset lithograph, 1940s
NPG D48087

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