Monday, September 8, 2014


Photographs of dogs, the property of The Queen

Queen Victoria and Sharp

Frank Reynolds
Victoria, Princess Royal, in her wedding dress

Franz Xaver Winterhalter
Victoria, Princess Royal

Franz Xaver Winterhalter
Princess Beatrice, Queen Victoria's ninth child

Princess Louise, Princess Alice and Princess Helena
in the dresses they wore at the marriage of the Princess Royal


Sir Edwin Landseer
Princess Victoire of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

Maharaja Sir Pratab Narayan Singh Bahadur

William Corden the Younger
Blue Room at Windsor, kept as a shrine to Prince Albert after his death in 1861

George Housman Thomas
Marriage of Princess Alice
"The marriage of Princess Alice, the third child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and Prince Louis of Hesse took place ‘in the strictest privacy’ barely six months after the death of Prince Albert. The ceremony was held in the Dining Room at Osborne ‘which was very prettily decorated, the altar being placed under our large family picture’, as the Queen recorded in her Journal. A portrait of Victoria, Duchess of Kent, by Franz Xaver Winterhalter also hangs on the back wall in this painting. The Archbishop of York stands behind the altar and Queen Victoria sits in the light from the window, with Prince Arthur and Prince Leopold next to her. The bridegroom’s parents, Prince and Princess Charles of Hesse, stand facing Queen Victoria. The bridesmaids were Princess Alice’s sisters  Princess Louise, Princess Helena and Princess Beatrice  and Princess Anna of Hesse. The painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1863."