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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Albert Edward, Prince of Wales and Prince Alfred

Aug 1855

Albumen print with painted additions | 24.0 x 19.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2900051

Photograph of a three-quarter length double portrait of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII (1841-1910) and Prince Alfred, later Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844-1900). Prince Alfred is seated, facing towards the camera. The Prince of Wales stands, facing three-quarters to the right. He gazes ahead, away from the camera, and place his left hand on his brother's shoulder. Photograph has been enhanced through overpainting.
  • Creator(s)

    John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901) (photographer)

  • The Prince of Wales and Prince Alfred./ Osborne. Aug. 1855./ By Mr Mayall.

  • 24.0 x 19.3 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert