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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Clotilde, Archduchess Joseph Karl of Austria (1846-1927), when Princess Clotilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Amalie, Duchess in Bavaria (1848-94), when Princess Amalie of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha


Albumen print | 8.6 x 5.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2907947

Photograph Princess Clotilde, on the left, and Princess Amalie standing side by side. Together, the two women hold what appears to be a large bundle of sheet music. Princess Clotilde looks towards the camera whilst Princess Amalie gazes down at the sheet music. The two women pose in front of a painted backdrop depicting a library.
  • Creator(s)

    Attributed to Camille Silvy (1834-1910) (photographer)

  • The Princesses Clotilde and Amélie/ Daughters of Princes Augustus. 1861.

  • 8.6 x 5.5 cm (image)

    9.6 x 6.3 cm (mount)

    23.0 x 18.2 cm (page dimensions)

    24.2 x 20.0 x 5.5 cm (album)

  • The Princess Clotilde and Amelie, daughters of Prince Augustus. 1861. [Album: Photographs. Royal Portraits, vol.48]

  • Acquired by Prince Albert, the Prince Consort