Queen Victoria

1 portrait on display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery

Queen Victoria, by Alexander Bassano, 1887 (1882) - NPG x8753 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Victoria

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 1887 (1882)
5 5/8 in. x 3 7/8 in. (144 mm x 98 mm) image size
Purchased, 1939
Photographs Collection
NPG x8753

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  • Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Reigned 1837-1901. Sitter associated with 505 portraits, Artist associated with 5 portraits.

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  • Alexander Bassano (1829-1913), Photographer. Artist associated with 2797 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

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A great patron of photography, Queen Victoria was photographed by Bassano often. These photographs were the basis for a number of art-works, including a painting by Florence Small reproduced in 1887 as a colour lithograph. It was advertised in the press as the 'best portrait of Her Majesty' and recommended for the 'decoration of schoolrooms and other places where the festivities of the Jubilee will be held'. Bassano's photographs also informed Benjamin-Constant's 1901 painting of Victoria.

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