QUEEN VICTORIA. Cabinet photograph showing her with part of her family and two of her Indian Sikh servants.

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QUEEN VICTORIA. Cabinet photograph showing her with part of her family and two of her Indian Sikh servants. London and Windsor, J. Russell & Sons (Photographers to H. M. the Queen), [c. 1900].

Image size 57 by 44 mm, mounted on boards; light fading towards margins; very well preserved.
This photograph shows the ageing Queen and Empress of India seated at a table in Windsor Castle with her daughter Princess Beatrice, her husband Prince Henry Maurice of Battenberg (member of one of the leading families of the Empire), and three of their children (Victoria's grandchildren), Alexander, Victoria Eugenia and Leopold. Princess Beatrice, the youngest of Victoria' children had a family nickname, 'Baby'. She had only been allowed to marry Prince Henry of Battenberg in 1885, as long as the couple agreed to live with the Queen. - An image search on the internet does not produce this photo.

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