Victoria, Queen (1819-1901; German/English)
Prince Alfred 1848
Etching and drypoint on chine collé, 20.4 x 12.2 cm (image and plate), 54.3 x 38.1 cm (sheet)
Gift of Queen Victoria, 1893
National Gallery of Victoria (p.192.4-1)

The inscriptions on the plate read: ‘VR del 29/12 1848’ (lower left) and ‘Alfred 1847’ (lower centre).

This image of Victoria and Albert’s second son (1844-1900) in a sailor suit, looking out to sea, is prophetic: he spent most of his life in the navy, and was appointed admiral of the fleet in 1893.

For Charles Summers’ later marble bust of Prince Alfred, see * Summers (Charles): The Duke of Edinburgh {1873} Loc? [SC], including discussion of the dramatic events surrounding
Alfred’s official visit to Australia twenty years after this print was made.


NGV 1894, p.68 (III.Vestibule, no.7); NGV 1905, p.106 (IV.Vestibule, no.14)