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Album of images of Alexandra

Neg No: GP (D)(00439)
Neg Size: 15"x12"
Neg Date: None

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Sitter: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925) when Princess of Wales.

Queen Alexandra (1844-1925)

Queen Alexandra (1844-1925)

Biog: Consort of King Edward VII.

Date: April 1885.

Occasion: Royal visit to Ireland, 8-27 April 1885; conferral of Hon. Doctorate of Music by the Royal University of Ireland, 10 April 1885.

Location: Viceregal Lodge (?), Dublin.

Pose: TQL standing, looking to her right.

Costume: -

Jewellery: Diamond brooch in shape of lyre.

Furnishings and Props: Painted backdrop.

Photographer: G. Lafayette (professional alias for George Marsh Lauder) working for the firm of J. Lafayette, 30 Westmoreland St., Dublin.

Evidence of photographer at work: Edge of backdrop visible to left of plate.

No of poses: 1 [for version with academic robes see also ne. no (D)(00405)]

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: Dictionary of National Biography; Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd ed., Burke's Royal Families of the World, Vol 1, London, 1977, pp 70 & 308-309.

Occasion: The Times, 11 April 1885 p 12; The Irish Times, 11 April 1885, p 6; Sir George Arthur, Queen Alexandra, London, 1934 p 152. Georgina Battiscombe, Queen Alexandra, London, 1969, p 167.

Photog: (Versions) Copyright Records, Public Record Office, Kew, COPY 1/372, 27 April 1885.