Antique Signed Cabinet Photo by Smiling Queen Victoria & Princess Beatrice 1879

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Fine and rare large Cabinet photo by Arthur James Melhuish (1829-1895), of London, signed and dated in black ink by Queen Victoria (1819-1901), and her youngest daughter Princess Beatrice (1857-1944). An unusual private photograph showing Queen Victoria leaning on a fur coat and smiling, (she rarely smiled for photographs after the death of her husband Prince Albert), whilst Princess Beatrice is also smiling holding a parasol.

"Beatrice" "Victoria R Aug 9 - 1879"
Size: 25 x 17.5 cm approx
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