Royal Pets: Queen Alexandra with Facey, 1893

Saturday, April 30, 2011


Queen Alexandra While
Princess of Wales
with Facey, 1893
Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes
The Royal Collection
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. ads

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