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Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, Duchess of Argyll

(1848-1939), Artist, sculptor and fourth daughter of Queen Victoria

Sitter associated with 94 portraits
Artist associated with 1 portrait
The sixth child of Queen Victoria, Princess Louise was considered the most beautiful of the royal children and also the most unconventional. Her marriage in 1871 to the commoner John Campbell, Marquess of Lorne, later ninth duke of Argyll, was popular with the public and viewed by the contemporary press as patriotic and 'democratic'. She spent five years in Canada between 1878 and 1883 where he was Governor-General. A talented painter and sculptor, she trained at the National Art Training School and examples of her work include a statue of Queen Victoria in Kensington Gardens and the Boer War memorial in St Paul's Cathedral. She avoided royal protocol as far as possible and dedicated herself to her own work and such issues as the education of women. She also pursued charity work, particularly as part of the war effort.

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