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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 | 24.3 x 18.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2900052

Photograph of a 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) seated together on a grassy mound. The Prince of Wales faces right, his face captured in profile, and leans towards his brother. Prince Alfred faces towards the camera, and gazes downwards. He holds a shotgun with both hands. Both princes wear Highland dress. There is a structure painted in, on the far left side of the photograph. Photograph has been enhanced through painted additions.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • Prince of Wales & Prince Alfred./ Osborne. Aug: 1855./ By Mr. Mayall.

  • 24.3 x 18.7 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Costume & National dress
          • Costume-Great Britain
            • Costume-Scotland
              • Scottish Highland Dress