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Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

(1843-1878), Third child of Queen Victoria; wife of Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine

Sitter associated with 112 portraits
The great-grandmother of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the consort of Queen Elizabeth II. She had a reputation for sweetness of disposition, and was said to play the role of peacemaker in the often stormy royal household. In 1862 she married Prince Louis of Hesse; the couple lived at Darmstadt, Hesse and had seven children. An interest in child welfare led the princess to make the Neues Palais a centre of philanthropic activity. It was later learned that Alice carried and passed on the haemophilia gene she inherited from Queen Victoria to several of her own children.

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Domestic Life of the Royal Family, by Unknown artist - NPG D20924

Domestic Life of the Royal Family

by Unknown artist
hand-coloured lithograph, 1848 or after
NPG D20924

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by Thomas Fairland, printed by  M & N Hanhart, after  Franz Xaver Winterhalter - NPG D33820

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Thomas Fairland, printed by M & N Hanhart, after Franz Xaver Winterhalter
lithograph, 1850
NPG D33820

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by Thomas Fairland, printed by  M & N Hanhart, after  Franz Xaver Winterhalter - NPG D35056

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Thomas Fairland, printed by M & N Hanhart, after Franz Xaver Winterhalter
lithograph, 1850
NPG D35056

The seven oldest children of Queen Victoria, by Frederick James Smyth, published by  Illustrated London News, after  Unknown artist - NPG D33826

The seven oldest children of Queen Victoria

by Frederick James Smyth, published by Illustrated London News, after Unknown artist
wood engraving, published 25 December 1852
NPG D33826

Queen Victoria, the Prince Consort and family, by Samuel Cousins, published by  Thomas Boys, and  Ernest Gambart & Co, after  Franz Xaver Winterhalter - NPG D48098

Queen Victoria, the Prince Consort and family

by Samuel Cousins, published by Thomas Boys, and Ernest Gambart & Co, after Franz Xaver Winterhalter
mixed method engraving, republished 15 February 1853 (originally published 20 March 1850 after a painting of 1846)
NPG D48098

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by Richard James Lane, after  Franz Xaver Winterhalter - NPG D21993

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Richard James Lane, after Franz Xaver Winterhalter
lithograph, (1857)
NPG D21993

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by Richard James Lane, after  Franz Xaver Winterhalter - NPG D22121

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Richard James Lane, after Franz Xaver Winterhalter
lithograph, (1859)
NPG D22121

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by Daniel John Pound, published by  Illustrated News of the World, after  John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG D33822

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Daniel John Pound, published by Illustrated News of the World, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
stipple and line engraving, 1860s
NPG D33822

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by James Henry Lynch, printed by  M & N Hanhart, published by  Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after  E. Moira - NPG D33821

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by James Henry Lynch, printed by M & N Hanhart, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after E. Moira
lithograph, published 12 February 1861
NPG D33821

Key to 'Royal Family Group, 1874' (Queen Victoria with her family), after Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, after  Unknown artist - NPG D33661

Key to 'Royal Family Group, 1874' (Queen Victoria with her family)

after Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, after Unknown artist
ink on acetate, (1881)
NPG D33661

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Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, February 1861
NPG x26110

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