Queen Victoria

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Queen Victoria, by Walery, published by  Sampson Low & Co, published December 1889 - NPG x7261 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Victoria

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print, published December 1889
9 7/8 in. x 7 1/8 in. (250 mm x 182 mm) image size
acquired, 1970
Photographs Collection
NPG x7261

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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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  • Sampson Low & Co. Artist associated with 152 portraits.
  • Walery (active 1884-1898). Artist associated with 196 portraits.

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Walery's first photographs of the Queen were extensively used at the time of her Golden Jubilee in 1887. In an article in The Woman at Home, 1894, Walery described his father's royal sittings; ''Her majesty the Queen will communicate with us, fixing a date. Upon the date appointed, we proceed with a camera, backgrounds etc. to Windsor, where her Majesty is photographed in a studio, which was, I believe, originally used by the late Prince Consort, one of whose hobbies was photography. Some photographers have three or four camera going at once, so that they may be sure of the result, but we have never had more than one. Her Majesty is an excellent sitter, most gracious, kind and considerate.'

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