The monument dedicated to Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, and her daughter Princess Marie, by sculptor Joseph Boehm. It was erected at the Grand Ducal mausoleum at Rosenhöhe, where they were buried after an outbreak of diphtheria swept through the family and the vast majority of them became severely ill. Only Alice and little Marie, who was known as May and just four years old at the time, would pass away from the disease.
The monument shows Alice lying with her daughter in her arms, holding on to her hand.
From left: Princess Alice, Prince Arthur, Prince Consort Albert, the Prince of Wales Albert Edward (the future Edward VII), Prince Leopold, Princess Louise, Queen Victoria with Princess Beatrice on her lap, Prince Alfred, Princess Victoria and Princess Helena. 1857.
Daguerreotype of Princess Victoria and Princess Alice. Princess Victoria is seated
facing partly right and holding a flower. Princess Alice stands beside
her to the right with her arm around her sister. Both girls are wearing
long satin dresses.