1842 Queen Victoria wearing sapphire jewelry by Franz Xavier Winterhalter Winterhalter painted two similar portraits of Queen Victoria in 1842, one of her wearing a small crown and this one where she also wears Order of the Garter regalia.
Only child of Prince Edward Augustus Duke of Kent & Strathearn (1767–1820) & Princess Victoria (Marie Luise Viktoria) (1786–1861) of Saxe-Coburg & future wife of Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg & Gotha (1819-1861). Queen Victoria (1819-1901) by Unknown Artist. During Victoria's reign, Great Britain would be transformed into the wealthiest and most powerful nation on Earth. Victoria would add to her dignities the title Empress of India.