[ALICE (Maud Mary, 1843-1878, Princess, Daughter of Queen Victoria, wife of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse & mother of Alexandra Feodorovna Empress of Russia) with her husband LOUIS (Grand Duke of Hesse, 1837-1892, Son-in-Law of Queen Victoria, father of Tsarina ALEXANDRA of Russia) and her sister Princess LOUISE (1848-1939, Duchess of Argyll)

Fine unsigned cabinet photo by Hills and Saunders Showing Louis standing behind his seated wife with his sister in law in profile, standing looking at him, the ladies re in which dresses and Louis is looking rather sternly at the camera, 6½" x 4¼", Eton, no date but

Photos of Alice are rare due to her tragic early death from diptheria, caught while nursing her husband and children. This a particularly unusual cabinet as Princess Alice was to die only five months after it was taken. Princess Louise, who caused much trouble in the courts of Europe, had even gone so far as to come between her sister Alice and husband Louis with rumours of flirting and so on. This was taken in the summer of 1878 when Louis and Alice were staying with Queen Victoria.

Item Date:  1878

Stock No:  40038      £475

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