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John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

'Alexandra, Princess of Wales'; Princess Alexandra, later Queen Alexandra (1844-1925) 10 - 10 Mar 1863

Albumen print handcoloured in watercolour | 8.6 x 5.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2914308

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Hand-coloured photograph of a full length portrait of Princess Alexandra, later Queen Alexandra (1844-1925) standing, facing right. She gazes forward, her face captured in profile. She wears her wedding dress garlanded with orange blossom and myrtle and trimmed with Honiton lace and a floral hairpiece with lace veil attached. Photograph taken on her wedding day.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom (1844-1925)
  • 8.6 x 5.8 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Social customs
          • Marriage
            • Wedding Ceremonial Costume
              • Wedding dresses
            • Royal Weddings
            • Brides