© National Portrait Gallery, London
Alexandra of Denmark with her children
by James Russell & Sons Click on the links below to find out more
albumen print, August 1876
3 1/4 in. x 2 1/8 in. (83 mm x 53 mm) image size
- 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.
- King George V (1865-1936), Reigned 1910-36. Sitter in 473 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.
- Maud, Queen of Norway (1869-1938), Queen consort of King Haakon VII; daughter of King Edward VII. Sitter in 92 portraits.
- Princess Victoria of Wales (1868-1935), Fourth child of King Edward VII. Sitter associated with 109 portraits.
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