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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)

Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII (1841-1910) seated on a horse c.1880 copy of an original of Oct 1853

Carbon print | 10.5 x 13.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2900005

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Photograph of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales aged 12, seated on top of a horse, facing left, his face captured in profile. He wears Highland dress. Murdoch, also in Highland dress, stands on the left, facing towards the camera. There are hills in the background. Photograph taken at Balmoral.
  • Creator(s)

    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88) (photographer)

    King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)
    Murdoch (ghillie)
  • annotation: The Prince of Wales/ and Murdoch./ Balmoral. Oct 1853./ By Mr. Becker. [beneath work]
  • 10.5 x 13.0 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Balmoral Estate [Aberdeenshire]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses
            • Ponies
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Costume & National dress
          • Costume-Great Britain
            • Costume-Scotland
              • Scottish Highland Dress