L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Victoria's relations - a selection of portraits by Winterhalter from the Royal Collection

Children, mothers, aunts, half-sisters, cousins, in-laws.... (And what's the daughter of a half-sister? A "half-niece"...?)

Prince Leopold (1853-1884), 1854. Victoria and Albert's fourth son, the eighth of nine children.
Prince Leopold suffered from hemophilia - the first occurrence in the family of the disease - and would die aged only thirty.
George, Duke of Cambridge (1819-1904), 1852. Victoria's first cousin on her father's side.
(And to those who say Winterhalter wasn't adept at portraits of men...?)
Princess Mary of Cambridge (1833-1897), 1846. Victoria's first cousin on her father's side. 
Princess Mary was only thirteen when this portrait was painted. She was later the mother of Queen Mary.
 Count Alexander of Mensdorff-Pouilly (1813-71), 1847. First cousin of both Victoria and Albert, on her mother's and his father's side.
Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1824-1884), 1850. First cousin of both Victoria and Albert, on her mother's and his father's side.
Queen Victoria, 1845.
Prince Albert, 1845. Of course Victoria and Albert were first cousins as well; her mother and his father were siblings.
Augusta of Saxe-Weimar, Princess of Prussia, later Queen of Prussia and German Empress (1811-1890), 1853. Mother-in-law of the Princess Royal.
Princess Louise of Prussia, later Grand Duchess of Baden (1838-1923), 1851. Daughter of the above.
Friedrich Wilhelm, Crown Prince of Prussia, later Emperor Friedrich III of Germany (1831-88), 1867. Brother of the above and husband of the Princess Royal.
Victoria, Princess Royal, later Crown Princess of Prussia and Empress Friedrich of Germany (1840-1901), 1857. Victoria and Albert's first born.
The Duchess of Kent (1786-1861), 1844. Queen Victoria's mother. A study for Winterhalter's painting "The Reception of King Louis Philippe."
The Duchess of Kent, 1857.
Prince Arthur (1850-1942), 1851. Victoria and Albert's third son, seventh of nine children.
Princess Helena, later Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein (1846-1923), 1861. Victoria and Albert's third daughter and fifth child.
Princess Helena, 1865. 
Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein (1831-1917), 1866. Husband of Princess Helena.
Juliane, Princess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfield, Grand Duchess Anna Feodorovna of Russia (1781-1860), 1848. Aunt to both Victoria and Albert.
Prince Ludwig August of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1845-1907), 1849. First cousin once removed of both Victoria and Albert.
"The Cousins": Queen Victoria and Victoire, duchesse de Nemours (1822-1857), 1852. The duchesse de Nemours was first cousin to both Victoria and Albert.
Princess Alice, later Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine (1843-1878), 1861. Victoria and Albert's second daughter and third child.
Prince Louis of Hesse, later Grand Duke Louis IV of Hesse (1837-1892), 1861. Princes Alice's husband.
Feodora, Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1807-72), 1872. Queen Victoria's half-sister. (Painted in the year of her death.)
Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, later Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein (1835-1900), 1853. Daughter of the above.
Princess Feodora of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, later Duchess of Saxe-Meiningen (1839-1872), 1855. Sister of the above.