Royal family group in Denmark
1 portrait of Frederick VIII, King of Denmark
Royal family group in Denmark
by Unknown photographer
printing-out paper print, circa 1873
10 3/4 in. x 9 in. (274 mm x 228 mm) image size
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Sittersback to top
- Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (1864-1892), Eldest son of Edward VII. Sitter in 116 portraits.
- Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Queen of Edward VII. Sitter associated with 469 portraits, Artist associated with 10 portraits.
- Frederick VIII, King of Denmark (1843-1912), Reigned 1906-12; brother of Queen Alexandra. Sitter in 21 portraits.
- King George V (1865-1936), Reigned 1910-36. Sitter in 470 portraits.
- Louise, Queen of Denmark and Princess of Sweden (1851-1926), Wife of Frederick VIII, King of Denmark; daughter of Charles XV, King of Sweden and Norway. Sitter in 5 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.
- Maria Feodorovna, Empress of Russia (Princess Dagmar) (1847-1928), Wife of Alexander III, Emperor of Russia; daughter of Christian IX, King of Denmark; sister of Queen Alexandra. Sitter in 37 portraits.
- Marie, Queen of Hanover and Duchess of Cumberland and Tevoitdale (1818-1907), Consort of George V, King of Hanover and Duke of Cumberland and Tevoitdale; daughter of Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Maud, Queen of Norway (1869-1938), Queen consort of King Haakon VII; daughter of King Edward VII. Sitter in 92 portraits.
- Thyra, Crown Princess of Hanover and Duchess of Cumberland and Teviotdale (1853-1933), Wife of Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover and 3rd Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale; daughter of Christian IX, King of Denmark; sister of Queen Alexandra. Sitter in 16 portraits.
- Princess Victoria of Wales (1868-1935), Fourth child of King Edward VII. Sitter associated with 109 portraits.
Events of 1873back to top
Current affairsThe public entertainment centre Alexandra Palace, designed by architect Owen Jones (associated with the Crystal Palace) and built between Wood Green and Muswell Hill in North London, burns down within sixteen days of opening. Named after Alexandra of Denmark, married to Prince Edward, the Prince of Wales, the palace was quickly rebuilt, and has since been used as a transmission centre for the BBC, and as a musical entertainment venue.
Art and scienceEdith Coleridge edits her late mother Sara Coleridge's Memoir and Letters. Sara, the daughter of the poet and philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge, was an author, translator and editor of her father's works.
InternationalInspired by prospectors' demands for better quality trousers during the 1850s Gold Rush, Levi Strauss develops a trouser made with twilled cotton cloth from France called 'serge de Nimes', later known as denim. This year, he patents the process of putting rivets in the trousers for strength, introducing 'blue jeans' to the world.
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Until 4 December
- Alexandra of Denmark
- My Favourite Portrait by Hugo Vickers
- Kings and Queens: A Family tree
- Reviewers Revealed: Celebrating the TLS Centenary
- Jean Simmons: a life in pictures
- Keep The Home Fires Burning
- A Celebration of Shakespeare
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