Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848-1939) was the sixth child and fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. She was a gifted writer, painter, and sculptor and attended the Kensington National Art Training School.
On March 21, 1871, Princess Louise married John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell, Marquess of Lorne and heir to the title of Duke of Argyll. They were married in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. The Princess's husband, known as Lorne, was MP for Argyllshire.
In 1878 Lorne was given the position of Governor General of Canada. After a year of extensively touring Canada, Louise's boredom was the subject of public comment and she returned to England where she became involved in various artistic pursuits. In 1883 Lorne also returned and served as Governor and Constable of Windsor Caster from 1892-1914. He sat as MP for Manchester South from 1895 until the death of his father in 1900, when he succeeded as 9th Duke of Argyll. Lorne died in 1914 from pneumonia and Louise spent the war years visiting Canadian army units coming to fight in France. She died at age ninety-one in 1939 at Kensington Palace.
CAPTION: A study of the Fontana Delle Tartarughe, Rome, signed by John Ruskin, Christie's Images
CAPTION: Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, Duchess of Argyll, 1868, Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London
CAPTION: John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll, 1898, Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London