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Maria Fedorovna by Downey (c.1910, Royal coll.)

Maria Fedorovna by Downey (c.1910, Royal coll.)

Maria Feodorovna, Dowager Empress of Russia (1847–1928) William and Daniel Downey were photographers based in Newcastle upon Tyne and London. Queen Victoria was first photographed ‘by a very good photographer ... More

Maria Nikolaievna by Anton Hahnisch after C.Robertson (1853, Royal Coll.)

Maria Nikolaievna by Anton Hahnisch after C.Robertson (1853, Royal Col...

Marie, Grand Duchess of Russia, when Duchess of Leuchtenberg (1819-76) The newly widowed Grand Duchess visited England in the summer of 1853. Her arrival at Dover ‘with a numerous suite’ had been reported in th... More

Nicholas I of Russia by J,Lee (1844-5, Royal Coll.)

Nicholas I of Russia by J,Lee (1844-5, Royal Coll.)

Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia (1796-1855) This miniature is stated in the Enamels inventory of 1877 to have been painted by Lee in 1845, although it was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1844 and listed in her... More

Matvey Platov by anonymous (19 c, Royal coll.)

Matvey Platov by anonymous (19 c, Royal coll.)

Matvei Ivanovich, Count Platoff (1757-1818) Bust-length, facing forwards, head turned slightly to the right, wearing the dark blue uniform of a general in the Cossack army, ribbon (blue) and cross of St Andrew... More

Elena Pavlovna by anonym after Borovikovskiy (c.1796, Royal coll)

Elena Pavlovna by anonym after Borovikovskiy (c.1796, Royal coll)

Princess Helena of Russia, Princess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1784-1803) Public domain photograph of 18th-century Russian painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Princess Elisabeth of Hesse 1868

Princess Elisabeth of Hesse 1868

Princess Elisabeth of Hesse as a young girl. Public domain photograph of 19th-century female portrait painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Mary Stuart French Marriage - Public domain portrait drawing

Mary Stuart French Marriage - Public domain portrait drawing

Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, at about the time of her marriage to the French heir Francis of Valois, the later King Francis II of France, son of King Henry II of France and Catherine de Medici, Royal Collection... More

François Clouet - Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-87) - Google Art Project

François Clouet - Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-87) - Google Art Project

Public domain photo of portrait art painting, 16th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Princess Elisabeth of Hesse 1868

Princess Elisabeth of Hesse 1868

Princess Elisabeth of Hesse as a young girl. Public domain photograph of 19th-century portrait painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Holbein Henry Brandon 2nd Duke of Suffolk

Holbein Henry Brandon 2nd Duke of Suffolk

Portrait Miniature of Henry Brandon, 2nd Duke of Suffolk (1535-1551), son of Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, and Catherine Willoughby. Miniature by Hans Holbein the Younger, vellum mounted on playing card... More

Thyra of Denmark by Johannes Zehngraf

Thyra of Denmark by Johannes Zehngraf

Portrait miniature of Thrya, Duchess of Cumberland, Crown Princess of Hanover

Anna Fedorovna of Russia by J.Lee after Winterhalter (1849, Royal Coll.)

Anna Fedorovna of Russia by J.Lee after Winterhalter (1849, Royal Coll...

Joseph Lee'e enamel copy derives from Franz Xaver Winterhalter’s three-quarter-length oil portrait of the Duchess dating from 1848 (404524; Royal Collection). She is shown wearing a white day dress and a large ... More

Catherine Pavlovna of Würtemberg by anonym after D.Levitskiy (c.1796, Royal Coll.)

Catherine Pavlovna of Würtemberg by anonym after D.Levitskiy (c.1796, ...

Princess Catherine of Russia, Queen of Würtemberg (1788-1819) Public domain photograph of 18th-century Russian painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Theresa Natalia, Abbess of Gandersheim by anonym (c.1767, Royal coll.)

Theresa Natalia, Abbess of Gandersheim by anonym (c.1767, Royal coll.)

Theresa Natalia (1728-78) is wearing the blue ribbon of the Order of Gandersheim, the cross of St Catherine, another cross and a blue jewelled crucifix at her waist. She was one of the daughters of Albrecht, D... More

Françoise-Marie de Bourbon as Amphitrite by Rosalba Carriera (1701-1723)

Françoise-Marie de Bourbon as Amphitrite by Rosalba Carriera (1701-172...

Portrait of Françoise Marie de Bourbon, Duchess of Orléans and wife of the Regent of France; youngest daughter of Louis XIV and Madame de Montespan

1840 miniature of Louise of Orléans (1812-1850) by Magdalena Dalton

1840 miniature of Louise of Orléans (1812-1850) by Magdalena Dalton

Deutsch: Miniatur mit dem Porträt der belgischen Königin Louise d'Orléans Public domain photograph of 19th-century portrait painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Catherine Pavlovna of Würtemberg by anonym after D.Levitskiy (c.1796, Royal Coll.)FXD

Catherine Pavlovna of Würtemberg by anonym after D.Levitskiy (c.1796, ...

Princess Catherine of Russia, Queen of Würtemberg (1788-1819) Public domain photograph of portrait painting, 18th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Olga of Württemberg by Anton Hahnisch after Winterhalter (1857)

Olga of Württemberg by Anton Hahnisch after Winterhalter (1857)

Olga, Grand Duchess of Russia when Crown Princess of Württemberg (1822-92) The original portrait by Franz Xaver Winterhalter dated 1856 on which Hähnisch’s miniature is based was formerly in the possession of t... More

Isaac Oliver d. Ä. 002 - Public domain scenic painting

Isaac Oliver d. Ä. 002 - Public domain scenic painting

Public domain photo of portrait art painting, 16th-17th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Anna of Russia by anonym after Caravaque (19c, Royal coll.)

Anna of Russia by anonym after Caravaque (19c, Royal coll.)

Anna Joannovna, Empress of Russia (1693-1740) Public domain photograph of portrait painting, 18th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Anna Fedorovna of Russia by W.Essex after Winterhalter (1850, Royal Coll.)

Anna Fedorovna of Russia by W.Essex after Winterhalter (1850, Royal Co...

Anna Feodorovna, Grand Duchess Constantine of Russia (1781-1860) William Essex trained as an enamel painter in the workshop of Charles Muss (1779 – 1824), Enamel Painter to William IV. Essex first exhibited at... More

Maria Alexandrovna of Edinburgh by David Mossman (c.1874, Royal coll.)

Maria Alexandrovna of Edinburgh by David Mossman (c.1874, Royal coll.)

Marie Alexandrovna, Grand Duchess of Russia, Duchess of Edinburgh (1853-1920) Based on a full-length portrait by Gustav Richter (1823 – 84), signed and dated 1874 (405024; Royal Collection). Queen Victoria was... More

Nicholas I of Russia by J,Lee (1844-5, Royal Coll.)

Nicholas I of Russia by J,Lee (1844-5, Royal Coll.)

Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia (1796-1855) This miniature is stated in the Enamels inventory of 1877 to have been painted by Lee in 1845, although it was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1844 and listed in her... More

Maria Alexandrovna by Edward Lossier (1895)

Maria Alexandrovna by Edward Lossier (1895)

Marie Alexandrovna, Grand Duchess of Russia, Duchess of Edinburgh (1853-1920) Lossier’s enamel is based on a much earlier vignette photograph by Jabez Hughes of Ryde, Isle of Wight, dating from around the time... More

Maria Fedorovna by Downey (c.1910, Royal coll.)

Maria Fedorovna by Downey (c.1910, Royal coll.)

Maria Feodorovna, Dowager Empress of Russia (1847–1928) William and Daniel Downey were photographers based in Newcastle upon Tyne and London. Queen Victoria was first photographed ‘by a very good photographer ... More

Elena Pavlovna by anonym after Borovikovskiy (c.1796, Royal coll)

Elena Pavlovna by anonym after Borovikovskiy (c.1796, Royal coll)

Princess Helena of Russia, Princess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1784-1803) Public domain photograph of female portrait, 18th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Alexandra Pavlovna by anonym after D.Levitskiy (c.1796, Royal coll.)

Alexandra Pavlovna by anonym after D.Levitskiy (c.1796, Royal coll.)

Princess Alexandra of Russia, Archduchess of Austria (1783-1801) Public domain photograph of female portrait, 18th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Deathbed portrait of Nicholas I of Russia by H.P.Heidemanns (c.1855, Royal coll.)

Deathbed portrait of Nicholas I of Russia by H.P.Heidemanns (c.1855, R...

Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia (1796-1855) Public domain photograph of 18th-century Russian painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Mary Stuartby Clouet - Public domain portrait painting

Mary Stuartby Clouet - Public domain portrait painting

Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, at about the time of her marriage to the French heir Francis of Valois, the later King Francis II of France, son of King Henry II of France and Catherine de Medici, Royal Collectio... More

Hans Holbein the Younger - Henry Brandon, 2nd Duke of Suffolk (1535-51) - Google Art Project

Hans Holbein the Younger - Henry Brandon, 2nd Duke of Suffolk (1535-51...

Picryl description: Public domain photo of portrait art painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Grand Duke Alexander Nikolaevich by I.Winberg ( c.1838-48, Royal coll)

Grand Duke Alexander Nikolaevich by I.Winberg ( c.1838-48, Royal coll)

Alexander II, Emperor of Russia Public domain photograph related to the history of Russia, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Maria Alexandrovna by Edward Lossier (1895)

Maria Alexandrovna by Edward Lossier (1895)

Marie Alexandrovna, Grand Duchess of Russia, Duchess of Edinburgh (1853-1920) Lossier’s enamel is based on a much earlier vignette photograph by Jabez Hughes of Ryde, Isle of Wight, dating from around the time... More

Alexandrine of Baden by William Ross (1848, Royal coll.)

Alexandrine of Baden by William Ross (1848, Royal coll.)

Alexandrine of Baden, Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1820-1904) Queen Victoria witnessed several of the Duchess of Coburg’s sittings to Sir William Ross during the Duke and Duchess’s stay at Buckingham Palace fr... More

Christiane zu Mecklenburg by anonymous (c.1755, Royal coll.)

Christiane zu Mecklenburg by anonymous (c.1755, Royal coll.)

Princess Christina of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1735-1794) Duchess Christina (1735-94) was the eldest daughter of Duke Charles I, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and sister of Queen Charlotte. Here she is wearing the ... More

Theresa Natalia, Abbess of Gandersheim by anonym (c.1767, Royal coll.)

Theresa Natalia, Abbess of Gandersheim by anonym (c.1767, Royal coll.)

Theresa Natalia (1728-78) is wearing the blue ribbon of the Order of Gandersheim, the cross of St Catherine, another cross and a blue jewelled crucifix at her waist. She was one of the daughters of Albrecht, D... More

Lucas Horenbout - Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset (1519-36) - Google Art Project

Lucas Horenbout - Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset (1519-3...

Public domain photo of portrait art painting, 15th-16th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lady Audley, by Hans Holbein the Younger 02

Lady Audley, by Hans Holbein the Younger 02

Portrait miniature of Elizabeth, Lady Audley, the second wife of Thomas Audley, 1st Baron Audley of Walden, who served as Lord Chancellor of England from 1533 to 1544.

Lady Audley, by Hans Holbein the Younger

Lady Audley, by Hans Holbein the Younger

Portrait miniature of Elizabeth, Lady Audley, the second wife of Thomas Audley, 1st Baron Audley of Walden, who served as Lord Chancellor of England from 1533 to 1544.

Lucas Horenbout - Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset (1519-36) - Google Art Project

Lucas Horenbout - Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset (1519-3...

Picryl description: Public domain photo of portrait art painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Catherine I of Russia by Charles Boit (c.1717, Royal coll)

Catherine I of Russia by Charles Boit (c.1717, Royal coll)

Catherine, Empress of Russia is shown in this signed enamel by Charles Boit, the leading European enamellist of the first quarter of the eighteenth century. The enamel is based on a portrait painted by Jean-Mar... More

Maria Alexandrovna of Edinburgh by David Mossman (c.1874, Royal coll.)

Maria Alexandrovna of Edinburgh by David Mossman (c.1874, Royal coll.)

Marie Alexandrovna, Grand Duchess of Russia, Duchess of Edinburgh (1853-1920) Based on a full-length portrait by Gustav Richter (1823 – 84), signed and dated 1874 (405024; Royal Collection). Queen Victoria was... More

Hans Holbein the Younger - Henry Brandon, 2nd Duke of Suffolk (1535-51) - Google Art Project

Hans Holbein the Younger - Henry Brandon, 2nd Duke of Suffolk (1535-51...

Public domain photo of portrait art painting, 15th-16th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Catherine Howard - Public domain portrait painting

Catherine Howard - Public domain portrait painting

Portrait miniature of a lady, perhaps Katherine Howard, by Hans Holbein the Younger.

Anna Fedorovna of Russia by W.Essex after Winterhalter (1850, Royal Coll.)

Anna Fedorovna of Russia by W.Essex after Winterhalter (1850, Royal Co...

Anna Feodorovna, Grand Duchess Constantine of Russia (1781-1860) William Essex trained as an enamel painter in the workshop of Charles Muss (1779 – 1824), Enamel Painter to William IV. Essex first exhibited at... More

Catherine I of Russia by Charles Boit (c.1717, Royal coll)

Catherine I of Russia by Charles Boit (c.1717, Royal coll)

Catherine, Empress of Russia is shown in this signed enamel by Charles Boit, the leading European enamellist of the first quarter of the eighteenth century. The enamel is based on a portrait painted by Jean-Mar... More

Deathbed portrait of Nicholas I of Russia by H.P.Heidemanns (c.1855, Royal coll.)

Deathbed portrait of Nicholas I of Russia by H.P.Heidemanns (c.1855, R...

Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia (1796-1855) Public domain photograph of 18th-century Russian painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Pedro V of Portugal, when Duke of Braganza (1843)

Pedro V of Portugal, when Duke of Braganza (1843)

Portrait miniature painting of Pedro V, King of Portugal (1853–1861), as a six-year-old Duke of Braganza.

Elizabeth of Russia by anonymous after Caravaque (c.1800-25, Royal coll.)

Elizabeth of Russia by anonymous after Caravaque (c.1800-25, Royal col...

Elizabeth Petrovna, Empress of Russia (1709-1762) Public domain photograph of female portrait, 18th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Louise of Prussia by William Charles Bell (1856, Royal coll.)

Louise of Prussia by William Charles Bell (1856, Royal coll.)

Princess Louise of Prussia, Grand Duchess of Baden (1838-1923) William Charles Bell trained as an enamel painter in Geneva before securing his first royal commission in March 1850. From then onwards, he was emp... More

Françoise-Marie de Bourbon as Amphitrite by Rosalba Carriera (1701-1723)

Françoise-Marie de Bourbon as Amphitrite by Rosalba Carriera (1701-172...

Portrait of Françoise Marie de Bourbon, Duchess of Orléans and wife of the Regent of France; youngest daughter of Louis XIV and Madame de Montespan

Anna Fedorovna of Russia by J.Lee after Winterhalter (1849, Royal Coll.)

Anna Fedorovna of Russia by J.Lee after Winterhalter (1849, Royal Coll...

Joseph Lee'e enamel copy derives from Franz Xaver Winterhalter’s three-quarter-length oil portrait of the Duchess dating from 1848 (404524; Royal Collection). She is shown wearing a white day dress and a large ... More

Maria Feodorovna by Johannes Zehngraf

Maria Feodorovna by Johannes Zehngraf

Portrait miniature of the Dowager Tsarina Marie Feodorovna, painted by Johannes Zehngraf and based on a photograph by Alexander Alexandrovich Pasetti of 1894.

Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily - Queen of the French

Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily - Queen of the French

Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily - Queen of the French Public domain photograph of female portrait, 18th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Louise of Prussia by William Ross (1856, Royal coll.)

Louise of Prussia by William Ross (1856, Royal coll.)

Princess Louise of Prussia, Grand Duchess of Baden (1838-1923) Princess Louise of Prussia was painted by Sir William Ross at short notice while she and her parents, the King and Queen of Prussia, were guests of... More

Maria of Baden by Eduardo de Moira (1860, Royal coll.)

Maria of Baden by Eduardo de Moira (1860, Royal coll.)

Princess Marie of Baden (1834-1899) later Princess Ernest of Leiningen Queen Victoria wrote to the Princess Royal on 28 December 1859: ‘Moira (that Portuguese Artist who paints now quite beautifully) is making... More

Maria Pavlovna by anonymous after D.Levitskiy (c. 1796, Royal Coll.)

Maria Pavlovna by anonymous after D.Levitskiy (c. 1796, Royal Coll.)

Princess Mary of Russia, Grand Duchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenbach (1786-1859)

Paul I of Russia by Gerik (c.1796-8, Royal coll)

Paul I of Russia by Gerik (c.1796-8, Royal coll)

Paul I, Tsar of Russia Public domain photograph related to Russian history, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Bowyer-Nelson - Public domain portrait painting

Bowyer-Nelson - Public domain portrait painting

A miniature portrait of Lord Nelson Public domain photograph of 18th-century British painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Hans Holbein the Younger - Portrait of a Lady, perhaps Katherine Howard (Royal Collection)

Hans Holbein the Younger - Portrait of a Lady, perhaps Katherine Howar...

Portrait miniature of a lady, perhaps Katherine Howard, by Hans Holbein the Younger.

Admiral Sir Sidney Smith (1764-1840) - Louis-Marie Autissier

Admiral Sir Sidney Smith (1764-1840) - Louis-Marie Autissier

Public domain image of watercolor painting from British-related collections, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

Pedro V of Portugal, when Duke of Braganza (1852)

Pedro V of Portugal, when Duke of Braganza (1852)

Portrait miniature painting of Pedro V, King of Portugal (1853–1861), as a 15-year-old Duke of Braganza.

Anna Fedorovna (c,1797, Royal. coll)

Anna Fedorovna (c,1797, Royal. coll)

Juliana, Grand Duchess of Russia (1781-1860) It is thought that the artist may have been Carl Herman Pfeiffer (1769-1829). Pfeiffer was born in Frankfurt but settled in Vienna, working mainly as an engraver of ... More

Baroness Lehzen, 1842 by Koepke

Baroness Lehzen, 1842 by Koepke

Baroness Louise Lehzen, governess and companion to Queen Victoria Public domain photograph of female portrait, 18th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Marie of Baden by William Watson (1958, Royal coll.)

Marie of Baden by William Watson (1958, Royal coll.)

Marie of Baden, Princess of Leiningen (1834-1899) A copy after Albert Graefle’s (1807 – 89) marriage portrait of the Princess dating from 1858. The original was in the collection of the Prince of Leiningen; a l... More

Hans Holbein d. J. - Charles Brandon - WGA11620

Hans Holbein d. J. - Charles Brandon - WGA11620

Public domain photo of portrait art painting, 16th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Admiral Sir Sidney Smith (1764-1840) - Louis-Marie Autissier

Admiral Sir Sidney Smith (1764-1840) - Louis-Marie Autissier

Public domain image of a military forces, uniform, officer, military commander, European armies, free to use, no copyright restrictions -Picryl description

Alexandra Pavlovna by anonym after D.Levitskiy (c.1796, Royal coll.)

Alexandra Pavlovna by anonym after D.Levitskiy (c.1796, Royal coll.)

Princess Alexandra of Russia, Archduchess of Austria (1783-1801) Public domain photograph of 18th-century Russian painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Alexandrine of Baden by William Ross (1848, Royal coll.)

Alexandrine of Baden by William Ross (1848, Royal coll.)

Alexandrine of Baden, Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1820-1904) Queen Victoria witnessed several of the Duchess of Coburg’s sittings to Sir William Ross during the Duke and Duchess’s stay at Buckingham Palace fr... More

Catherine Pavlovna of Würtemberg by anonym after D.Levitskiy (c.1796, Royal Coll.)

Catherine Pavlovna of Würtemberg by anonym after D.Levitskiy (c.1796, ...

Princess Catherine of Russia, Queen of Würtemberg (1788-1819) Public domain photograph of 19th-century portrait painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Hans Holbein the Younger - Charles Brandon (Royal Collection)

Hans Holbein the Younger - Charles Brandon (Royal Collection)

Hans Holbein the Younger, Charles Brandon, 3rd Duke of Suffolk, signed and dated 1541, watercolour on vellum laid on playing card, diameter 5.5 cm (Royal Collection, RCIN 422295).

Henriette d'Angleterre by Jean Petitot

Henriette d'Angleterre by Jean Petitot

Portrait of Henrietta of England (1644-1670) Public domain photograph of 17th-century portrait painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Anna of Russia by anonym after Caravaque (19c, Royal coll.)

Anna of Russia by anonym after Caravaque (19c, Royal coll.)

Anna Joannovna, Empress of Russia (1693-1740)

Elizaveta Alexeevna (miniature, Royal coll.)

Elizaveta Alexeevna (miniature, Royal coll.)

Elizabeth Alexierna, Empress of Russia, when Grand Duchess (1779-1826) NOTE: The costume and hair of the sitter do not correspond to the fashion of the period. Perhaps, this miniature was created in the later period.