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Princess Beatrice of Battenberg; Queen Victoria

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Princess Beatrice of Battenberg; Queen Victoria, by Unknown artist, late 1860s-early 1870s - NPG 5828 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Princess Beatrice of Battenberg; Queen Victoria

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, late 1860s-early 1870s
52 1/2 in. x 40 1/4 in. (1332 mm x 1022 mm)
Purchased, 1985
Primary Collection
NPG 5828


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  • Princess Beatrice of Battenberg (1857-1944), Fifth and youngest daughter of Queen Victoria; wife of Prince Henry of Battenberg. Sitter in 100 portraits.
  • Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Reigned 1837-1901. Sitter associated with 524 portraits, Artist associated with 5 portraits.

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Princess Beatrice was, as depicted here, the Queen's great consolation after the death of Prince Albert in 1861.

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Current affairs

The Second Reform Act, although effectively a Liberal measure, is expediently passed by the Conservatives, under Disraeli's influence, who believed it would widen Conservative appeal by making the party appear more progressive. The Act extended the vote to 1.5 million working men in British towns, and redistributed 52 seats from towns with populations under 10,000 to the newer urban towns.

Art and science

Karl Marx publishes his hugely influential Das Kapital, whilst living and researching in London. Its proclaimed aim was 'to lay bare the economic law of motion of modern society', and it presented mid-Victorian capitalism in terms of a tragic drama. Henry Irving rises to fame on the London stage, performing alongside Ellen Terry for the first time, beginning their famous theatrical association.

International

Francis Joseph, the Emperor of Austria, becomes King of Hungary, and thus ruler of the 'dual monarchy' of Austria-Hungary. The dominion of Canada is formed, as the British North America Act unites four British colonies, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec. The Act defines much of Canada's constitution and operation of government, and Canada's dominion status is the first of its kind.

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