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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Unknown Person

Elizabeth Van de Weyer (1817-78) 1860

Albumen print, carte de visite | 8.8 x 5.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2913904

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Photograph of a full length portrait of Elizabeth Van de Weyer, standing, facing left, her face captured in profile. She poses in front of a balustrade and painted backdrop.

Van de Weyer comforted Queen Victoria following the death of Prince Albert in 1861.