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Group of fifteen, including Queen Victoria

1 of 2 portraits of Dr Hoffmeister

Group of fifteen, including Queen Victoria, by W. & D. Downey, 25 May 1868 - NPG P22(2) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Group of fifteen, including Queen Victoria

by W. & D. Downey
albumen print, 25 May 1868
Purchased, 1975
Primary Collection
NPG P22(2)


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  • W. & D. Downey (active 1855-1940). Artist associated with 853 portraits.

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The Queen poses in the left foreground with five of her children including Edward, Prince of Wales. They are seen in front of the new castle which Prince Albert, with the help of the Aberdeen builder and architect, William Smith, designed in an eclectic mixture of styles.