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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Unknown Person

Elizabeth, Duchess of Wellington (1820-1904) 1859

Albumen print with hand colouring | 8.7 x 5.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2910603

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Photograph of a full length portrait of Elizabeth, Duchess of Wellington (1820-1904) seated, facing slightly towards the left. She turns her head towards the camera and gazes upwards, to the right. She holds a small dog on her lap. Colour has been applied to the sitter's face.

The Duchess was Lady of the Bedchamber from 1843 to 1858 and Mistress of the Robes from 1861 to 1868 and again from 1874 to 1880.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Elizabeth Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington (1820-1904)
  • annotation: ditto. [beneath work]
  • 8.7 x 5.4 cm (image)

    9.8 x 6.3 cm (mount)

    23.1 x 18.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Dogs