Creator: Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901) (artist) Creation Date: dated 19 Oct 1840 RCIN 981583 Description: Head and shoulders of Prince Albert, profile right, from Hayter's Marriage picture.
Only child of Prince Edward Augustus Duke of Kent (1767–1820) & Princess Victoria (1786–1861) of Saxe-Coburg & wife of Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg & Gotha (1819-1861). Queen Victoria (1819-1901) by Artist Unknown in 1850s-60s.
2nd son of Ernest I (1784-1844) Duke of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha & wife Louise (1800-1831) of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg & husband of Queen Victoria (1819-1901). Prince Albert (1819-1861) of Saxe Coburg & Gotha by Franz Xaver Winterhalter in 1855. He encouraged in his wife a greater interest in social welfare including the matter of child labour. His position was a difficult one because he was viewed as German although he exercised his influence with tact and intelligence.