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Kamehameha Royal Family

Kamehameha Royal Family
Artist
Hugo Stagenwald, 1829 - 1899
Sitter
Queen Kalama (Kalama Kapakuhaili), c. 1817 - 20 Sep 1870
Kamehameha IV (Alexander Liholiho), 9 Feb 1834 - 30 Nov 1863
Kamehameha III (Kauikeaouli), 17 March 1813 - 15 December 1854
Kamehameha V (Lot Kapuaiwa), 11 Dec 1830 - 11 Dec 1872
Princess Victoria Kamamalu, 1838 - 1866
Date
c. 1853
Type
Photograph
Medium
Sixth-plate daguerreotype with applied gold
Dimensions
Image/Sight: 5.5 × 6.9 cm (2 3/16 × 2 11/16")
Case open: 9.4 × 16.5 × 1.8 cm (3 11/16 × 6 1/2 × 11/16")
Case closed: 9.4 × 8.2 × 2.5 cm (3 11/16 × 3 1/4 × 1")
Topic
Costume\Jewelry
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace
Costume\Jewelry\Earring
Interior
Costume\Jewelry\Brooch
Costume\Dress Accessory\Flower
Costume\Dress Accessory\Scarf
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Bowtie
Costume\Dress Accessory\Sash
Queen Kalama (Kalama Kapakuhaili): Female
Queen Kalama (Kalama Kapakuhaili): Rulers and Nobility\Queen
Kamehameha III (Kauikeaouli): Male
Kamehameha III (Kauikeaouli): Rulers and Nobility\King
Kamehameha IV (Alexander Liholiho): Male
Kamehameha IV (Alexander Liholiho): Rulers and Nobility\King
Kamehameha V (Lot Kapuaiwa): Male
Kamehameha V (Lot Kapuaiwa): Rulers and Nobility\King
Princess Victoria Kamamalu: Female
Princess Victoria Kamamalu: Rulers and Nobility\Princess
Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Object number
NPG.2014.71
Exhibition Label
Five members of Hawai‘i’s royal family appear in this portrait: King Kamehameha III, his consort Queen Kalama, and the niece and nephews who were the king’s chosen successors. Kamehameha III married Kalama Kapakuhaili in 1837. After their two children died in infancy, the royal couple adopted the king’s nephew Alexander Liholiho, who reigned as Kamehameha IV following his uncle’s death in 1854. When Kamehameha IV died in 1863 without naming an heir, the throne passed to his sister, Princess Victoria. She immediately relinquished the position to her elder brother Lot Kapuaiwa, who, as Kamehameha V, became the last member of the Kamehameha dynasty to rule Hawai‘i.
La reina Kalama (Kalama Kapakuhaili) 1817–1870; Kamehameha IV (Alexander Liholiho) 1834–1863; Kamehameha III (Kauikeaouli) 1813–1854; Kamehameha V (Lot Kapuaiwa) 1830–1872; la princesa Victoria Kama¯malu 1838–1866
En este retrato aparecen cinco miembros de la familia real de Hawái: el rey Kamehameha III, su consorte, la reina Kalama, y la sobrina y los sobrinos elegidos como sucesores del rey. Kamehameha III se casó con Kalama Kapakuhaili en 1837.
Tras morir sus dos hijos en la infancia, la pareja real adoptó al sobrino del rey, Alexander Liholiho, quien reinó como Kamehameha IV tras la muerte de su tío (1854). Cuando Kamehameha IV falleció (1863) sin haber nombrado a su heredero, el trono pasó a su hermana, la princesa Victoria, quien lo cedió de inmediato a su hermano mayor, Lot Kapuaiwa. Kapuaiwa, quien gobernó como Kamehmeha V, sería el último miembro de la dinastía Kamehameha en reinar en Hawái.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
Exhibition
Family Ties
On View
NPG, East Gallery 134