Queen Alexandra

1 portrait

Queen Alexandra, by James Russell & Sons, August 1876 - NPG x29180 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Alexandra

by James Russell & Sons
albumen cabinet card, August 1876
5 7/8 in. x 4 in. (149 mm x 102 mm) image size
Purchased, 1987
Photographs Collection
NPG x29180

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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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This photograph was taken during Cowes Regatta on the Isle of Wight, an important sporting and social occasion. The Prince of Wales became commodore of the Royal Yacht Squadron at Cowes in 1863. Alexandra was always considered a leader in fashion. The outfit she wears is based on gentleman's tailoring and she wears a variation of a man's bowler hat.

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  • Lambert, Miles, Fashion in Photographs 1860-1880, 1991, p. 122

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