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Victoria, Queen (1819-1901) + Beatrice, Princess (1857-1944)

Imperial cabinet photograph signed by both – finest exist

Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland 1837-1901. Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom was the fifth daughter and youngest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. An excellent vintage signed imperial cabinet photograph, 7.0 x 10.0 inch, n.p. 1879 August 9. Cabinet photo by Arthur J. Melhuish, Portman Square.  An unusual private photograph showing Queen Victoria leaning on a fur coat and smiling and whilst Princess Beatrice is also smiling holding a parasol. Signed “+ Victoria R.I. Aug: 9-1879- and “Beatrice” in dark fountain pen ink. Minor corner wear. Some stains, else good condition. Very uncommon photograph of a smiling Queen, she rarely smiled for photographs after the death of her husband Prince Albert (1861). The Queen had stated that her youngest daughter Beatrice was the one light in her life after the death of Prince Albert. Maybe the finest signed photograph of the Queen and the Princess you can hope to find.

Price:  $ 3,495 / € 2.690

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Victoria, Queen (1819-1901)

Impressive signed Imperial Cabinet Photograph

Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland 1837-1901. An excellent vintage signed imperial cabinet photo, 13.0 x 8.5 inch, n.p. (Aix-les-Bains), 1890, gold bordered, depicting the Queen and her family in the South of France. Signed “Victoria R.I. 1890” in dark fountain pen ink. Photo taken by Numa Blanc fils, Cannes Monte-Carlo. The photo itself is in good condition, the mount has damages to the edges, price accordingly. Queen Victoria visited Aix-les-Bains three times from 1st to 22nd April 1885, from 6th to 28th April 1887 and from 26th March to 22nd April 1890 - staying at The Maison Mottet (Villa Victoria).

Price:  $ 2,015 / € 1.550

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Victoria, Queen (1819-1901)

7 pages autograph letter signed to granddaughter Marie Louise

Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland 1837-1901. Unusually long autograph letter signed. 7 pages, 4.5 x 7.0 inch, Osborne, 1899 August 10, on her personal monogrammed black bordered mourning stationery. Addressed to “Dearest Louie”. Queen Victoria`s handwriting was always hard to read and this is nearly impossible with the mention of travelling to Balmoral appearing to the end. Further research necessary. Mailing fold, else fine condition. Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein (1872-1956) was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. She was known to her family as "Louie".

 

 

 

Price:  $ 1,235 / € 950

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Wilhelm II., Emperor (1859-1941)

Impressive Imperial cabinet photograph signed

The last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia from 1888 to 1918. Impressive imperial cabinet photograph signed “William I.R. Lowther 19/ XI 1902”. 5.5 x 8.5 inch photograph on original 7.5 x 11.75 inch photographers mount. Photograph by T. H. Voigt, Bad Homburg as printed on verso. The Kaiser wearing British Field Marshal's uniform and the sash of the Order of the Garter while staying at Lowther Castle, home of the 5th Earl of Lonsdale. Mounting residue on verso, minor corner and handling wear, else good condition. Provenance: Victor Spencer, 1st Viscount Churchill, Lord in Waiting to King Edward VII. and Lord Chamberlain at the time of his Coronation in 1902. Impressive signed photograph with fine provenance.

 

Price: $ 1,625 / € 1.250

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Wilhelm II., Emperor (1859-1941)

Impressive oversize signed photograph

The last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia from 1888 to 1918. Signed photograph “Wilhelm I.R. Weihnacht 1927”. 10.0 x 13.5 inch, Dorn (barely visible below Wilhelm’s handwriting), signed in blue colored pencil. Impressive half-length portrait in uniform. Handling wear, slightly trimmed, else good condition. Uncommon in this size.

 

 

Price: $ 1,090 / € 850

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