engraving of Queen Victoria. At the time, I didn’t know the title of the book from which the page had come, but, now, thanks to my father, I do. The book was: Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women in Europe and America: Embracing History, Statesmanship, Naval and Military Life. Philosophy, Drama, Literature and Art. It was published in 1873.
Here’s another page from a torn-apart copy of that old book. Here, we see Princess Eugénie. María Eugenia Ignacia Augustina de Palafox-Portocarrero de Guzmán y Kirkpatrick, 16th Countess of Teba and 15th Marquise of Ardales; 5 May 1826 – 11 July 1920), known as Eugénie de Montijo was the last Empress consort of the French from 1853 to 1871 as the wife of French Emperor Napoleon III.
I’m rather fond of this print because it reminds me of the portrait from the film, Rebecca.