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Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

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Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by Joseph Mordecai, after  Unknown photographer, (circa 1900) - NPG 4430 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Joseph Mordecai, after Unknown photographer
oil on canvas, (circa 1900)
14 in. x 12 in. (356 mm x 305 mm)
Given by wish of the artist's widow, Mrs C.A. Mordecai, 1965
Primary Collection
NPG 4430


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This portrait of the Empress of Germany, eldest child of Queen Victoria, seems to have been painted from a photograph in about 1900 or perhaps posthumously a few years later. The frame, a cheap commercial product, is made of roughly cut timber (known as 'Rough Deals') which is finished in imitation gold leaf for decorative effect.

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  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 635
  • Simon, Jacob, The Art of the Picture Frame: Artists, Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain, 1997 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 8 November 1996 - 9 February 1997), p. 46