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Victoria married Prince Frederick William of Prussia in 1858. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert hoped that Victoria's marriage to the future King of Prussia would cement close ties between London and Berlin, and possibly lead to the emergence of a unified and liberal Germany. After the three wars of German unification (1864–1871), the victorious princes of the North German Confederation proclaimed a German Empire with King William I of Prussia as the hereditary German Emperor.
oil on canvas
H 35.6 x W 30.5 cm
Given by wish of the artist's widow, Mrs C. A. Mordecai, 1965