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'Count and Countess Alexander Mensdorff; Count Alexander Mensdorff-Pouilly-Dietrichstein (1813-71) and Alexandrine Marie, Countess of Mensdorff-Pouilly-Dietrichstein (1824-1906). Jul 1857

Albumen print hand-coloured with watercolour | 21 x 16.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2914277

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Photograph of a full length, double portrait of Count Alexander Mensdorff-Pouilly-Dietrichstein (1813-71) and Alexandrine Marie, Countess of Mensdorff-Pouilly-Dietrichstein (1824-1906). The couple stand, facing the camera, and pose with their arms linked. There is a painted backdrop in the background, depicting a view of a landscape. The Count was a first cousin of Queen Victoria through the marriage of her aunt, his mother.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Alexander Mensdorff-Pouilly-Dietrichstein (1813-71)
    Alexandrine Marie, Princess of Mensdorff-Dietrichstein (1824-1906)
  • 21 x 16.7 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria from the Count

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs