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Queen Victoria by Count Gleichen, Prince Victor of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1833-1891). Royal Holloway College, University of London, Egham, Surrey. Photograph 2006 by Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]

According to Wikipedia, Gleichen's full formal name and title was Admiral HSH Prince Victor Ferdinand Franz Eugen Gustaf Adolf Constantin Friedrich of Hohenlohe-Langenburg GCB. The son of Queen Victoria's half sister, he served in the Royal Navy, took part in the second Chinese Opium War, and commanded several ships before retiring from active service in 1866, at which time he became a sculptor. He received the rank of admiral four years before his death. Although Wikipedia does not mention it, his daughter Feodora also became a successful sculptor [GPL].

Additional photographs by Robert Freidus


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