The English - Victorian royals, courtiers and visitors
A selection of images of those, mostly English, who appear in the novel The Testament of Sophie Dawes. Also some images of distinguished visitors and those associated with Osborne House and the royal court at various times. Featuring the royal family of Victoria, therefore, and her staff.
Princess Alice by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 1861
Queen Victoria by J. Abercromby
Albert, the Prince Consort, hand-tinted daguerreotype, 1848
A young Albert, Edward (Bertie), Prince of Wales
Victoria's daughter, Princess Helena (Lenchen) by Winterhalter
Family tree showing Queen Victoria's nine children
Prince Consort, Albert - by Winterhalter
Gentleman about court ...
Next: some important gentlemen about the English Court at various times: Sir Charles Grey, Karl Ruland and Sir Astley Cooper.
Sketch of General Sir Charles Grey
Sir Astley Cooper, Sergeant Surgeon to Queen Victoria
Guests and Visitors
Some distinguished visitors to Osborne follow next. These include members of Queen Victoria’s overseas friends and family who are mentioned in the journal. Also some portraits of those associated with the French royal familly of Louis Philippe. Finally, a stunning portrait of a young Alexandra, princess of Wales who would eventually become an English Queen herself much later. After the passing of Victoria in 1901.
Madame van de Weyer by William Henry Mote, after Alfred Edward Chalon
Louise Marie Adelaide Eugenie d'Orleans
Princess Clemintine d’Orleans by Winterhalter
Maria Amalia d'Orleans, Queen of the French, with her children Henry of Orleans, Duke of Aumale (b. 1822) and Antoine of Orléans, Duke of Montpensier (b. 1824)
Alexandra as princess of Wales, 1863 by Richard Lauchert