Queen Victoria: 200th Anniversary - Gallery

Thumbnail image of Queen Victoria in the Coronation robes, 1838 (1906). Artist: Charles Robert Leslie.

4th May sees the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria.

Coming to the throne at just 18, her reign of 63 years and seven months was longer than that of any of her predecessors. The last British Monarch of the House of Hanover oversaw a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom, seeing a great expansion of the British Empire.

Victoria married her first cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in 1840. Their nine children married into royal houses of Europe earning her the name ‘the grandmother of Europe’. After Albert‘s death in 1861, Victoria plunged into deep mourning adopting the iconic black mourning clothes that she would wear for the rest of her life.

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Queen Victoria, 1901. Artist: Unknown
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Queen Victoria (1819-1901), 1838. Artist: Unknown
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Queen Victoria and her cousin, the Duchess of Nemours, 1852. Artist: Winterhalter, Franz Xavier (1805-1873)
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Queen Victoria (1819-1901) aged four years old, 19th century.Artist: Eyre & Spottiswoode
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Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, c1890. Artist: Unknown
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'The Queen Driving in the Grounds of the Grand Hotel at Grasse During Her Holiday in the Riviera in  Artist: Alexander Lamont Henderson.
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Christmas with Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, their children and Queen Victoria's mother, in 1848 (f Artist: Anonymous
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Queen Victoria (1819-1901) at the time of her Golden Jubilee, 1887. Artist: Unknown
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Albert, Prince Consort, 1859 (1906). Artist: Franz Xaver Winterhalter.
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'Drawing Room of Queen Victoria. Ceremony of Presentation', c1841. Artist: Henry Melville.
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Queen Victoria, c1880. Artist: Unknown
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Queen Victoria, 1843 (1936). Artist: Unknown.
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Queen Victoria with her daughter-in-law and grandchildren, c1880 (1935). Artist: Unknown.
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Queen Victoria in the Coronation robes, 1838 (1906). Artist: Charles Robert Leslie.
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'The Queen Opening The Crystal Palace', 1906. Artist: Unknown.
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The opening of the Great Exhibition by Queen Victoria on 1 May 1851, (1906). Artist: Henry Courtney Selous.
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Portrait of Queen Victoria. Artist: Winterhalter, Franz Xavier (1805-1873)
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Queen Victoria presenting medals to the Guards after the Crimean War, 1856 (1906). Artist: W Bunney.
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Queen Victoria in the year of Her Diamond Jubilee, 1897 (1909). Artist: Unknown.
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'Queen Victoria's Last Voyage, February 1, 1901', 1906. Artist: Unknown.
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Portrait of Queen Victoria, 1841. Artist: Herbert Luther Smith.
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'The Queen's Jubilee Procession on the Way to Westminster Abbey, June 21, 1887', 1906. Artist: R Dudley.
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Queen Victoria, 1935. Artist: Unknown.
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Queen Victoria (1819-1901) pictured with some of her great-grandchildren, at Osborne House on the Is Artist: Unknown
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Alexandrina Victoria Queen of England, 1838, (1902). Artist: Edmund Thomas Parris
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The future King Edward VIII's christening day, 16 July 1894. Artist: Unknown
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The Two Penny Blue or The Two Pence Blue postage stamp, 1840s. Artist: Unknown
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Queen Victoria, 21 June 1887. Artist: Unknown
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Queen Victoria and Albert, Prince Consort, 1861 (1964).Artist: John Jabez Edwin Mayall
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Portrait of Queen Victoria as a child, 19th century, (1913). Artist: Unknown
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Letter from Queen Victoria to Mary Augusta Gordon, Windsor Castle, 16th March 1885. Artist: Queen Victoria
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'Baptism of Prince of Wales', 1842 (c1850s). Artist: Unknown
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Souvenir for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, 1887. Artist: Unknown
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'Queen Victoria and Prince Albert with Five of their Children', 1846. Artist: Unknown
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Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland from 1837, (1932). Artist: Rosalind Thornycroft
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Golfer Oats, 19th century. Artist: Unknown
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'Her Late Majesty Queen Victoria', 1901. Artist: Unknown
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Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Artist: Unknown
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Queen Victoria with the Prince and Princess of Wales on the day of their marriage, 1863 (1964). Artist: Unknown
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Jubilee Drawing Room, 1887.Artist: Ludlow
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Queen Victoria with two of her grandchildren, April 1886. Artist: Alexander Bassano
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Signature of Princess Victoria at the age of four, c1823, (1901). Artist: Queen Victoria
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Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, c1838. Artist: J Cochran
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Queen Victoria in 1899, (1901).Artist: Heinrich von Angeli
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Queen Victoria in her coronation robes, 1837, (1901).Artist: George Hayter
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Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort, 1860. Artist: Unknown
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Queen Victoria, late 19th century, (20th century).Artist: Hughes & Mullins
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Bonnet worn by Queen Victoria, c1850-c1860. Artist: Unknown
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'Thomas Younghusband and his Family Meet Queen Victoria and her Family at Crystal Palace', c1854.   Artist: C Wells
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'Queen Victoria Receiving the News of Her Accession at Kensington Palace, 20th June 1837', 1909. Artist: Frederick P Shuckard
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Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, 1897. Artist: Unknown
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'Coronation of Victoria, 1837', (c1850s). Artist: Unknown
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Brooch commemorating Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee, 1897. Artist: Unknown
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Queen Victoria, (1819-1901), 1900. Artist: Unknown
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Shoes presented to Queen Victoria after her accession, c1838. Artist: Unknown
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Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII. Artist: Sara Ellis
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Block of twenty 'Penny Black' stamps, 1840, (1910). Artist: Unknown
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'Princess Victoria receiving the news that she is Queen', 1897.Artist: Frances Brundage
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Queen Victoria's Grand or Regal Circlet re-made for Queen Victoria by Garrard's in 1858. Artist: Unknown
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The visit of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) to Hughenden Manor, High Wycombe, 1877. Artist: Unknown
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'Queen Victoria Presenting a Bible in the Audience Chamber at Windsor', c1861. Artist: Thomas Jones Barker
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The banquet given for Queen Victoria at the Guildhall, London, 1837. Artist: Anon
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Queen Victoria's medicine chest, Osborne House, Isle of Wight, 19th century. Artist: Unknown
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State visit to Royal Italian Opera, now the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, before 1892. Artist: Unknown
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Drawers worn by Queen Victoria, late 19th century. Artist: Unknown
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A parasol of pink moire, (1851?) Artist: Unknown
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'Her Majesty The Queen in Her Robes of State', 1859, (c1897). Artist: Eyre & Spottiswoode.
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Queen Victoria and her family, Windsor, Berkshire, 1863. Artist: Unknown.
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Queen Victoria and her family, Balmoral, Scotland, 1884. Artist: Unknown.
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Queen Victoria and her family, Windsor, 1863. Artist: Unknown.
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'Victoria', 1856. Artist: Alfred Crowquill.
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Queen Victoria in ceremonial robes at her Golden Jubilee, 1887 (1951).  Artist: Unknown.
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Lord Melbourne (1779-1848) instructing a young Queen Victoria 1819-1901), 1837 (c1895). Artist: Unknown.
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Queen Victoria's Imperial State Crown. Artist: Unknown
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The royal procession in Westminster Palace on the way to the House of Lords, 1886, (1900). Artist: Unknown.
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Queen Victoria with her great-granchildren at Osborne House, Isle of Wight, 1900. Artist: Unknown.
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The queen leaving Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, 1886, (1900). Artist: Unknown.
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'Queen Victoria at Osborne House', 1865 (1906). Artist: Unknown.
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'Königin Viktoria von England 1819-1901', 1934. Artist: Unknown.
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'The Marriage', 1863.  Artist: Robert Dudley.
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'The Queen Opening The Crystal Palace', 1892. Artist: Henry Gillard Glindoni.
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'The Signing of the Marriage Attestation Deed', 1863.  Artist: Robert Dudley.
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'Queen Victoria and Lord Melbourne', 1911. Artist: George Atkinson.
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Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland from 1837, (1932). Artist: Rosalind Thornycroft.
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'Young Queen Victoria, then Princess Alexandrina Victoria of Kent', c1829 (c1902). Artist: Unknown.
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'Her Majesty the Queen in the dress worn at the Jubilee Commemoration in Westminster Abbey, 1887. Artist: Unknown
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Her Majesty The Queen, Empress of India, 1884. Artist: Rudolf Blind
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Queen Victoria (1819-1901) aged six years old', 1894. Artist: Unknown
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Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, c1840s. Artist: Unknown
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Queen Victoria, 19th century.  Artist: John Henry Lynch
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'The Queen in a Cottage Bedroom', late 19th century, (c1920). Artist: Unknown
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Queen Victoria in the dress she wore at her Golden Jubilee service, 1887.Artist: Hughes & Mullins
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Queen Victoria, late 19th century. Artist: Unknown
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Queen Victoria with the children of the Duke and Duchess of York, 1901.Artist: Robert Milne
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Queen Victoria, c1840-c1850. Artist: Unknown
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'The Queen and Prince Albert at Home' (c1845?). Artist: Unknown
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