15 x 17 inches
Studio photograph of the elderly queen in her Diamond Jubilee year of 1897. Signed and dated "Victoria RI 1897"
The significance of this photograph cannot be overstated. At this point in 1897, Victoria had been on the throne for over 60 years and as head of the British Empire she was arguabley the most powerful person in the world. Over a quarter of the world's population were under her dominion. The celebrations for her Diamond Jubilee were centred on London but the event was marked across the globe in every country under the Britsih flag.