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Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography

Jabez Hughes (1819-84)

Queen Victoria (1819-61) with Princess Louise (1848-1939) and John Brown (1827-83) at Osborne, 1865 1883 copy after an original of May 1865

Carbon print with arched top (copied from the original albumen print onto which it is pasted) | 9.7 x 8.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2800857

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Photograph of Queen Victoria (1819-61) seated side-saddle on the horse 'Flora'; she looks downwards to her right towards Princess Louise (1848-1939) who stands profile right holding an umbrella in her right hand. John Brown (1827-83) seen from behind holding horse's bridle with his left hand.

Whilst residing at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, the Queen records in her journal for Monday 8th May 1865, that she was 'to be photographed on my pony for that sad picture. I was done 3 times & very successfully.' The 'sad' picture referred to by the Queen was a painting that Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-73) was commissioned to paint of the Queen 'seated on my pony, led by Brown, with a representation of Osborne.' See: RA VIC/MAIN/QVJ (W) 8 May 1865

  • Creator(s)

    Jabez Hughes (1819-84) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)
    John Brown (1826-83)
    Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939)
  • 9.7 x 8.1 cm (image)

    17.1 x 13.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • From an album containing works collected and arranged by Prince Albert (before 1861) and by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Isle of Wight [England]
              • Osborne Estate [Isle of Wight]
                • Osborne House
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses
            • Flora (Horse)