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Couple being married in front of a crowd of dignitaries
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Grand Duchess Alexandra Iosifovna of Russia (1830-1911)


RCIN 408615

This captivating portrait of the great grandmother of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh is testament to the artist’s skills as a society portraitist. Considered a great beauty in her youth, the sitter’s face and shoulders are meticulously described, while the materials of her fashionable dress are skilfully rendered to imitate the textures and transparency of the fabrics.

Bequeathed to HM The Queen for the Royal Collection, 2016

    The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.