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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Agnes, Duchess of Saxe-Altenburg (1824-97)


Albumen print | 8.6 x 5.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2908047

Photograph of a full length portrait of Agnes, Duchess of Saxe-Altenburg (1824-97) standing, facing three-quarters to the left. She turns her head to look to the front. She places her left hand on the back of a chair. 

The Duchess married Ernst of Saxe-Altenburg in April 1853.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • 8.6 x 5.1 cm (image)

    9.6 x 6.4 cm (mount)

    22.7 x 18.0 cm (page dimensions)

    23.9 x 19.4 x 5.9 cm (album)

  • Agnes, Duchess of Saxe Altenburg (Princess of Anhalt-Dessau), 1863. [Album: Photographs. Royal Portraits, vol.49]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria