© National Portrait Gallery, London
Princess Louise, Duchess of Fife; Louise, Queen of Denmark; Queen Alexandra
by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) Click on the links below to find out more
bromide print, 6 July 1893
14 1/8 in. x 10 7/8 in. (360 mm x 276 mm) image size
- Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Queen of Edward VII. Sitter associated with 467 portraits, Artist associated with 10 portraits.
- Louise, Queen of Denmark (1817-1898), Wife of Christian IX, King of Denmark; mother of Queen Alexandra. Sitter in 29 portraits.
- Princess Louise, Duchess of Fife (1867-1931), Princess Royal; wife of 6th Earl of Fife, later Duke of Fife; daughter of King Edward VII. Sitter in 92 portraits.
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