1866(?) Queen Marie of Hanover and her daughter Mary by Wilhelm von Kaulbach (Schloß Marienburg)

Queen Marie of Hanover is portrayed here by von Kaulbach with her youngest daughter, Pricess Marie.

The Hanovers split between Germans and English when British law allowed a woman, Queen Victoria, to rule while Hanoverian law didn't. Queen Marie's husband, George V of Hanover, and her were forced to leave Hanover because Hanover sided with Austria in the Austro-Prussian war that year and Prussia won. Prussia annexed Hanover. Her Wikipedia article is here.

Queen Marie (1818-1907) had a daughter named Marie (1849-1904) who never married. This portrait could, therefore, be from around 1854.

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