New Old Pics

Unseen Photos of Queen Victoria

Intimate photos to go on display at the Getty Center

01.29.14 4:41 PM ET

An extraordinary collection of over 200 previously unseen Royal photographs is to be exhibited at the Getty Center in LA as part of a new exhibition lifting the lid on the private life of Queen Victoria.

Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2013

The Queen and Prince Albert, May 11, 1854

Some of the pictures show the Queen at the Scottish retreat, Balmoral or with her husband Prince Albert, posing for formal portraits, however it is bound to be the more relaxed glimpses of the Queen with all or some of her nine children that will garner the most attention.

Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Portrait, July 1893

Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2013

Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Portrait, July 1893

The exhibition, entitled a royal passion: Queen Victoria and photography, opens at the Getty Center in Los Angeles on 4 February.