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Photographs 1842-61

Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography

Prince Albert’s views surrounding photography are best demonstrated by the ‘Calotype’, ‘Photographs’ and ‘Miscellanies’ albums he compiled during his lifetime. The albums feature a range of subject matter, including landscape and nature studies, portraits and composed, consciously artistic works. The albums stand as testament to Prince Albert’s diverse tastes and interests, and significantly, provide a true sense of his beliefs surrounding photography: as a means to record intimate family moments, document natural and scientific phenomenon and works of art, and as works of art in their own right.

Calotypes albums

Featuring a range of subjects, the ‘Calotypes’ albums reflect Prince Albert’s diverse tastes

Photographs albums

Like ‘Calotypes’ albums, the ‘Photographs’ series features varied subjects

Early Photographs

A collection of miscellaneous works by photographers admired by Albert and Victoria