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Exhibitions and records of works of art

Prince Albert recognised the importance of photography to record and document notable exhibitions and works of art


Queen Victoria (1819-1901)

c. 1841

Daguerreotype | 6.6 x 5.1 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2932495

Daguerreotype of a painting of Queen Victoria wearing her Coronation dress and crown. She is standing with her head turned slightly to the right and her right arm resting on a pile of furs. Her jewellery has been punched and painted over in gold. The daguerreotype is mounted in a brown leather case with the lid missing. The Coronation of Queen Victoria took place at Westminister Abbey on the 28th of June 1838. She was crowned with the newly made Imperial State Crown, set with the jewels of Edward the Confessor. Daguerreotypes created a way to reproduce paintings, and to alter their dimensions to become small and transportable objects.
  • Creator(s)

    Fretlove (casemaker)

  • 6.6 x 5.1 cm (image) (image)

    9.3 x 8.1 cm (frame, external)

  • Queen Victoria wearing Coronation dress and crown.

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert