Queen Mary Of Teck Signed Royal Presentation Photograph In Neoclassical French S
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Queen Mary Of Teck Signed Royal Presentation Photograph In Neoclassical French S:
An incredible royal presentation photograph of Queen Mary of Teck, signed and dated 1911-1912. This coincides with the time of coronation in which she was crowned Queen Consort in England and Empress of India. The portrait is quite regal, she is wearing a tiara, fancy dress and many jewels around her neck. This appears to be an original photograph, with plate wear/toning around the edges. The photograph is housed in a unique frame that is a neoclassical French style. Under glass are many gilded dimensional objects around the matte. There is a bow at the top of the frame. Measurements are 11 inches tall, 12.5 inches including the bow, 9.25 inches wide a ½ inch deep. The image is 5.25 inches tall by 3.6 inches wide. Condition is good, the frame and portrait are striking together. There are age-related wear/losses/staining to the gilding, please review the photos but nothing major that detracts. The backing is easily removable but sturdy when propped up.
From Wikipedia:Mary of Teck (Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes; 26 May 1867 – 24 March 1953) was queen consort of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Empress consort of India as the wife of King George V.
As queen consort from 1910, she supported her husband through the First World War, his ill health, and major political changes arising from the aftermath of the war. After George's death in 1936, she became queen mother when her eldest son, Edward VIII, ascended the throne; but to her dismay, he abdicated later the same year in order to marry twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson. She supported her second son, George VI, until his death in 1952. She died the following year, during the reign of her granddaughter Elizabeth II, who had not yet been crowned.
Other items in photos are for presentation purposes only and are not included.