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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Album of designs painted by Alexandra, Princess of Wales, incorporating photographs, 1866-1869

Overview

Creator: Queen Alexandra, consort of King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1844-1925), when Princess of Wales (1863-1901) (photographer)
Creation Date: 
c.1866-9
Materials: 
Watercolour and albumen prints
Dimensions: 
26.4 x 36.2 cm
RCIN 
2300089
Acquirer: Queen Alexandra, consort of King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1844-1925), when Princess of Wales (1863-1901)
Provenance: 
Acquired by Queen Alexandra when Princess of Wales
Description:

Collage album consisting of albumen photographs arranged and adhered to twenty-nine hand-coloured pages by Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), when Princess Alexandra of Wales. This is one of two similar albums on which the Princess worked in the 1860s, which display her skill as a watercolour painter and designer. The other, which was unfinished, is now in the collection at Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark. The floral design includes photographs of the Princess’s four elder children.

Further details

Additional Creators: Queen Alexandra, consort of King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1844-1925), when Princess of Wales (1863-1901) (artist)
Queen Alexandra, consort of King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1844-1925) (compiler)
Category: 
Photographs