200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria

200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria

May 2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria (24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901), Britain’s second longest serving monarch. The Queen's reign marked a period of great cultural, industrial and political change as well as a great expansion of the British Empire. She succeeded to the throne shortly after her eighteenth birthday in July 1837, and governed the empire until 1901.

An avid photography collector, Queen Victoria was frequently photographed herself: as loving mother, devoted wife, grieving widow, and powerful sovereign. She was the first British monarch to have her life recorded by the camera, and her portraits became emblematic of an entire age. 

Anniversary History & Politics Personalities Photography
Jennifer Jeffrey Account Executive, akg-images Ltd
About akg-images London

akg-images illustrate the history of world culture through an iconographic collection which spans archaeology and history through to performing arts, fine art and photography. Founded in 1945 and still independent, we work with world renowned cultural institutes, artists and private collections enabling media professionals to license unparalleled and unique imagery. We have been working with leading companies worldwide for over 20 years, licensing high quality imagery for a variety of editorial and commercial projects.

Our online collection of over 3 million images covers a variety of topics, including:

-      Fine Art and architecture

-      History and politics

-      Culture (cinema, performing arts, fashion, personalities, sport)

-      Science and Technology

-      Civilisations (archaeology, religion, human activity, maps)

-      Natural History

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