Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany(1853-1884), Fourth and youngest son of Queen Victoria
Sitter associated with 61 portraits
The birth of Leopold was the first at which Victoria used chloroform, thus sanctioning the use of anaesthesia recently developed by James Young Simpson. Leopold inherited the disease of haemophilia from his mother and spent most of his childhood as a semi-invalid. He also suffered from epilepsy, an illness that affected the course of his life. Unable to pursue a military career because of his illness, he instead became a patron of the arts and literature and served as an unofficial secretary to his mother.
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by W. & D. Downey
albumen print, 1868
by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
by Hills & Saunders
half-plate glass negative, 1860s
by Ashford Brothers & Co, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and John & Charles Watkins, and Georg Emil Hansen
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1861
by Ashford Brothers & Co, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and Ghémar Frères, and (Octavius) Charles Watkins, and Émile Desmaisons, and Unknown photographers
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
- Princess Helen, Duchess of Albany (wife)
- Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (father)
- Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (brother)
- Prince Alfred of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (nephew)
- Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse (sister)
- Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (daughter)
- Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (brother)
- Princess Beatrice of Battenberg (sister)
- Prince Charles Edward, 2nd Duke of Albany and Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (son)
- King Edward VII (brother)
- Princess Helena Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (sister)
- Prince Johann Leopold Wilhelm Albert Ferdinand Victor of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (grandson)
- Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, Duchess of Argyll (sister)
- Queen Victoria (mother)
- Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia (sister)
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