Queen Alexandra "Alix" (1844-1925) Denmark wife of Albert Edward (King Edward VII) (1841-1910) Prince of Wales, UK by Sir Samuel Luke. Alix's family had been relatively unknown until when she was a child her father Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg was chosen to succeed his distant cousin, Frederick VII, to the Denmark throne. Alix was 2nd child of King Christian IX (1818-1906) Denmark & Princess Louise (1817-1898) Hesse-Kassel, Germany.
Geiko with a Chin Dog 1907 The Japanese Chin originated in China and was brought over to Japan around 732 CE. A favourite among 18th Century Courtesans they were called ‘sleeve-dogs’ or Chien de la Cour in French, as they were carried in the large sleeves of Japanese ladies.