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After Edmund Thomas Parris (1793-1873)

Leather case containing portrait of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) c. 1855

Leather case containing ambrotype | 7.6 x 6.1 x 1.6 cm (whole object) | RCIN 53247

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Small maroon leather photograph case containing an ambrotype of a painting of Queen Victoria. The case is decorated with gilt lines on the outside and closed with a clasp. The case open to reveal a chased gilt metal frame containing the ambrotype on the left and a red, velvet interior on the right.  

The painting photographed depicts Queen Victoria at the opera by Edmund Thomas Parris. A drawing of the work exists in the Royal Collection, RCIN 917912.
  • Creator(s)

    After Edmund Thomas Parris (1793-1873) (artist)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)
  • 7.6 x 6.1 x 1.6 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • furnishings
        • frames
          • photograph frames