Portrait Of Princess Alexandra
Portrait Of Princess Alexandra (1844 – 1925) c1863 by German Painter Richard Lauchert (1823 – 1869); who was also a draughtman and court painter for the German, British and Russian Aristocracy.
This is a beautiful portrait of Princess Alexandra that was commissioned by her mother-in-law Queen Victoria in 1863.
She was married to the Queen’s eldest son the Prince of Wales Albert Edward who would later become Edward VII.
Originally Queen Victoria wanted her favorite artist Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805 – 1873) to do the portrait, but he was of ill health and she instead gave the commission to Richard Lauchert.
It was said by Albert’s elder sister Victoria, the Crown Princess of Prussia; that Princess Alexandra was one of the most lady like and aristocratic looking people she had ever seen and “outrageously beautiful”; while Queen Victoria thought her to be a “dear, lovely being”.
This is a remastered digital art reproduction of a public domain image that is available for purchase as an acrylic, canvas, metal, wood print online.