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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

The latest portrait of Her Majesty Queen Victoria
The latest portrait of Her Majesty Queen Victoria
The latest portrait of Her Majesty Queen Victoria

The latest portrait of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, c. 1896

John Thomson
Portrait, albumen silver cabinet card photograph on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

Portfolio of 54 portraits compiled by Queen Victoria, 1859–1861 by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, Camille Silvy, Frances Day and William Bambridge

Queen of cartes

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2019

Joanna Gilmour discusses the role of the carte de visite in portraiture’s democratisation, and its harnessing by Victoria, the world’s first media monarch.

Her Majesty
Her Majesty
Her Majesty

Her Majesty, 1860

John J. Mayall
Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite photograph on card

Purchased 2020

A nation mourns the loss
A nation mourns the loss
A nation mourns the loss

A nation mourns the loss, c. 1861

an unknown artist
Portrait, lithograph in carte de visite format on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

Her Majesty seated
Her Majesty seated
Her Majesty seated

Her Majesty seated, 1860

John J. Mayall
Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite photograph on card

Purchased 2020

"A Cimiez. Promenade matinale" Queen Victoria (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1897

Jean Baptiste Guth
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Opening of the First Legislative Council of Victoria, by Governor Charles Joseph LaTrobe, at St Patrick's Hall, Bourke Street West, Melbourne. November 13th 1851. From sketches taken at the time by William Strutt.
Opening of the First Legislative Council of Victoria, by Governor Charles Joseph LaTrobe, at St Patrick's Hall, Bourke Street West, Melbourne. November 13th 1851. From sketches taken at the time by William Strutt.
Opening of the First Legislative Council of Victoria, by Governor Charles Joseph LaTrobe, at St Patrick's Hall, Bourke Street West, Melbourne. November 13th 1851. From sketches taken at the time by William Strutt.

Opening of the First Legislative Council of Victoria, by Governor Charles Joseph LaTrobe, at St Patrick's Hall, Bourke Street West, Melbourne. November 13th 1851. From sketches taken at the time by William Strutt., 1883

John Noone after William Strutt
Portrait, photolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Queen Victoria in mourning, with a portrait of Prince Albert
Queen Victoria in mourning, with a portrait of Prince Albert
Queen Victoria in mourning, with a portrait of Prince Albert

Queen Victoria in mourning, with a portrait of Prince Albert, c. 1862

an unknown artist
Portrait, lithograph in carte de visite format on paper on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

Thomas Pearce
Thomas Pearce
Thomas Pearce

Thomas Pearce, c. 1878

The Photographic Society of Victoria, Melbourne
Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite on card

Purchased 2010

Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria, 1901

The Illustrated London News after Jean Joseph Benjamin-Constant
Portrait, photogravure on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria, 1860-1865

Post Office Photographic Studio, Melbourne after John J. Mayall
Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite photograph on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

William Clark Haines, Premier of Victoria (Plate 12 of Sun Pictures of Victoria by Antoine Fauchery and Richard Daintree)
William Clark Haines, Premier of Victoria (Plate 12 of Sun Pictures of Victoria by Antoine Fauchery and Richard Daintree)
William Clark Haines, Premier of Victoria (Plate 12 of Sun Pictures of Victoria by Antoine Fauchery and Richard Daintree)

William Clark Haines, Premier of Victoria (Plate 12 of Sun Pictures of Victoria by Antoine Fauchery and Richard Daintree), 1857-1858

Antoine Fauchery, Richard Daintree
Portrait, albumen silver photograph on laid on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

Portrait of His Excellency Sir Henry Barkly, Governor of Victoria
Portrait of His Excellency Sir Henry Barkly, Governor of Victoria
Portrait of His Excellency Sir Henry Barkly, Governor of Victoria

Portrait of His Excellency Sir Henry Barkly, Governor of Victoria, c. 1864

Thomas Clark
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by The Ian Potter Foundation 2007

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