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Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography

After Roger Fenton (1819-69)

'The Queen and The Prince'; Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and Prince Albert (1819-61), Buckingham Palace 1893 copy after an original of 11 May 1854

Carbon print | 19.7 x 15.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2906084

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Photograph showing a full length portrait of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and Prince Albert (1819-61), photographed at Buckingham Palace. Queen Victoria stands in right side profile and wears court dress. Prince Albert stands in left side profile, holding a feathered hat in his left hand and wears a uniform. There is a pedestal between them, with flowers upon it.

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert are wearing court dress, having just attended a Drawing Room, a formal ceremony at St James’s Palace in which people were presented to the Queen. This image, one of a set of at least six, is the first photograph of the Queen as a reigning monarch rather than as wife or mother.

Text adapted from Victoria & Albert: Art & Love, London, 2010
  • Creator(s)

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    After Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Gustav William Henry Mullins (1854-1921) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Prince Albert, Prince Consort (1819-61)
    Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)
  • 19.7 x 15.1 cm (image)

  • From an album of photographs collected and arranged by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Headgear
            • Hats
              • Bicorne hats
          • Dresses (article of clothing)
            • Evening dresses
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Costume & National dress
          • Court Dress