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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Conrad HR Carelli (1869-1956)

Blue Velvet Album of Hand-Coloured photographs 1854-88

Blue velvet album, containing a watercolour within front cover and hand-coloured albumen photographic prints | 25.2 x 31.5 x 4.2 cm (album) | RCIN 2914322

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Blue velvet bound album with gold coloured metal corners, with a watercolour by Conrad H R Carelli set into front cover (see RCIN 932444). Thirteen pages with nineteen hand-coloured photographs (RCINs 2914323-2914342) of individuals and groups.

The album was begun during Prince Albert's lifetime. Following his death in 1861, Queen Victoria completed the album.
  • Creator(s)

    Conrad HR Carelli (1869-1956) (artist)

    Gustav William Henry Mullins (1854-1921) (photographer)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 25.2 x 31.5 x 4.2 cm (album)

    30.3 x 22.9 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
        • photographs
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Toys and Decorations
          • Theatrical costumes
            • Costume-Fancy Dress