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Princess Helena (1846-1923)

Princess Helena's Photographs, Volume 1 1859

Leather bound album | 18.3 x 13.7 x 2.5 cm (whole object) | RCIN 2906408

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Small burgundy half leather-bound album containing 69 photographs (RCINs 2906409-2906477) of portraits of the Royal Family and their friends and a few topographical views. The album features gold tooling on spine, which features four raised bands.

The album is inscribed 'Lenchen from Bertie. Nov: 1859. Windsor Castle.' 'Bertie' refers to Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII (1841-1910) and 'Lenchen' refers to Princess Helena (1846-1923), from the German nickname 'Helenchen'.
  • Creator(s)

    Princess Helena (1846-1923) (compiler)

    After Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73) (artist)

    André Adolfe Eugène Disdéri (1819-89) (photographer)

    William Henry Southwell (1823-70) (photographer)

    Dudley Charles Fitzgerald, 24th Baron de Ros (1827-1907) (photographer)

    Frances Sally Day (1815-92) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Alice, Countess of Lathom (1841-97)
    Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester & Edinburgh (1776-1857)
    Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)
    Prince Albert, Prince Consort (1819-61)
    Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1844-1900)
    Beatrice, Princess Henry of Battenberg (1857-1944)
    King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)
    Great Britain
    Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse & by Rhine (1843-78)
    Empress Friedrich, German Empress and Queen of Prussia (1840-1901)
    Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany & King of Prussia (1859-1941)
    Lady Jane Spencer, Baroness Churchill (1826-1900)
    Maria Hocédé (d. c. 1901)
    John Brown (1826-83)
    Marianne Skerrett (1793-1887)
    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)
    Princess Victoria, Duchess of Kent (1786-1861)
    Georgiana Susan Turnour, Countess of Winterton (1841-1913)
    Albertha Frances Anne, Marchioness of Blandford (1847-1932)
    Beatrice Eliza Christiana Catherine Blundell-Hollinshead-Blundell (1825-84)
    Lucy Maria Kerr (1822-1874)
    Lady Frances Anne Bruce Baillie (1831-94)
    General Sir Charles Grey (1804-70)
    Caroline Eliza Grey (c. 1814-90)
    Sir Arthur Edward Hardinge (1828-92)
    Mary Georgina Frances Hardinge (1836-1917)
    Victoria Grey
    Albert Grey
  • 18.3 x 13.7 x 2.5 cm (whole object)

  • Gifted to Princess Helena in 1859 by her brother Albert Edward, Prince of Wales

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Isle of Wight [England]
              • Carisbrooke Castle [Isle of Wight]
              • Osborne Estate [Isle of Wight]
                • Osborne House
              • Ventnor [Isle of Wight]
              • Freshwater [Isle of Wight]
                • Plumbly's Hotel [Freshwater, Isle of Wight]
              • Shanklin [Isle of Wight]
                • Shanklin Chine [Shaklin]
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Abergeldie [Aberdeenshire]
                • Abergeldie Castle [Abergeldie]
              • Balmoral Castle [Aberdeenshire]
            • Stirlingshire [Scotland]
              • Loch Katrine

Attributed to Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s)

Abelgeldie

Unknown Person

Balmoral Castle

Unknown Person

Loch Katrinem

Lady Harriet Elizabeth St. Clair (1831-67)

Miss Seymour

After Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73)

Queen Victoria (1819-1901)

After Antoine François Jean Claudet (1797-1867)

Group portrait at Gloucester House

Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s)

Group portrait at Balmoral

Frances Sally Day (1815-92)

Georgina, Baroness Raglan (1832-65)

Frances Sally Day (1815-92)

Sir Arthur Edward Hardinge (1828-92)

Frances Sally Day (1815-92)

Lady Augusta Bruce (1822-1876) 

Frances Sally Day (1815-92)

Princess Ali

Frances Sally Day (1815-92)

Lady Alberth

Frances Sally Day (1815-92)

Lady Georgin

Attributed to Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)

Miss Mariann

Attributed to Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)

Dr Ernst Bec

William Henry Southwell (1823-70)

André Adolfe Eugène Disdéri (1819-89)

Frances Sally Day (1815-92)

Frances Sally Day (1815-92)

Attributed to Frances Elizabeth Jocelyn, Viscountess Jocelyn (1820-80)

Dudley Charles Fitzgerald, 24th Baron de Ros (1827-1907)

William Henry Southwell (1823-70)

Unknown Person

L Haase (active c. 1860-90)

André Adolfe Eugène Disdéri (1819-89)

André Adolfe Eugène Disdéri (1819-89)

André Adolfe Eugène Disdéri (1819-89)

Frances Sally Day (1815-92)

Frances Sally Day (1815-92)

Frances Sally Day (1815-92)

General Sir Charles Grey (1804-70)

Frances Sally Day (1815-92)

Mrs Caroline Eliza Grey (c. 1814-90)

Frances Sally Day (1815-92)

Miss Victoria Grey

Camille Silvy (1834-1910)

Beatrice Byng (1825-84)

Attributed to Ghémar Frères (active 1859-94)

Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders (1837-1905)

Unknown Person

Carisbroke Castle

Unknown Person

Carisbroke Castle

John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

Fraülein Ottilie Bauer (c.1834-1920)

Attributed to John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

Maria Hocédé (d. c. 1901)

Unknown Person

Osborne