Antique Victorian Albumen Photo Queen Victoria John Brown in Royal Carriage


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Fine antique Victorian albumen photo of a smiling Queen Victoria seated in a carriage, to her right could be Princess Alexandra, later Queen Alexandra, and in front with the coachman is her faithful servant John Brown (1826-1883)

From the collection of Charles Thomson, Page of the Backstairs to Queen Victoria and the Royal family.

John Brown was a Scottish personal attendant and favourite of Queen Victoria for many years. He was appreciated by many (including the Queen) for his competence and companionship, and resented by others for his influence and informal manner. The exact nature of his relationship with Victoria was the subject of great speculation by contemporaries and continues to be controversial today.

Size: 15 x 21.5 cm approx

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