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Queen Alexandra

2 of 436 portraits of Queen Alexandra

Queen Alexandra, by H. Garland, circa 1883 - NPG 3059 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Alexandra

by H. Garland
marble bust, circa 1883
22 1/2 in. (572 mm) high
Given by Alexandra Club, 1939
Primary Collection
NPG 3059

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  • Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Queen of Edward VII. Sitter associated with 436 portraits, Artist associated with 10 portraits.

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  • H. Garland (active 1867-1883). Artist of 1 portrait.

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The eldest daughter of Christian IX of Denmark, Alexandra married Edward VII, then Prince of Wales, in 1863. Renowned for her beauty, she was stoically tactful and kind towards her husband's mistresses and endeared herself to the British people through her charity work. Until she came into the possession of the Crown Jewellery in 1901, Alexandra had a quite limited range of ornaments, most of which were her marriage jewels. In this bust portrait she wears two strands of pearls and is similarly adorned in the portrait later painted of her by Luke Fildes.

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