Thursday, March 14, 2013

Royal Pets: Queen Alexandra with Facey, 1893

Queen Alexandra While
Princess of Wales
with Facey, 1893
Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes
Crown Copyright
The Royal Collection
Image Courtesy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Among the gifts given to The Duke and Duchess of York (the future King George V and Princess Victoria Mary of Teck), was this beautiful painting of the Duke’s mother, The Princess of Wales (later, Queen Alexandra) and one of her favorite dogs, Facey.

The painting by Sir Samuel Luke Fildes was commissioned by Members of Royal Household as a gift for the Duke. Mary of Teck was said to have been very fond of the painting and displayed it prominently.

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