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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Empress Carlota, Dowager Empress of Mexico (1840-1927), when Archduchess Charlotte of Austria and Madame de Beauvais


Albumen print | 8.8 x 5.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2908023

Photograph of a full length double portrait of Archduchess Charlotte of Austria, later Empress Carlota, Dowager Empress of Mexico (1840-1927) and Madame de Beauvais. The Archduchess is seated outdoors on a bench. She holds a book that is being passed to her by Madame de Beauvais who stands to the Archduchess's left. A small dog lies at the feet of the Archduchess.

In 1857 Charlotte married her second cousin Archduke Maximilian of Austria, who in 1864 became Emperor of Mexico.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • 8.8 x 5.8 cm (image)

    9.7 x 6.4 cm (mount)

    22.7 x 18.0 cm (page dimensions)

    23.9 x 19.4 x 5.9 cm (album)

  • Archduchess Charlotte of Austria and Mme de Beauvais, 1862. [Album: Photographs. Royal Portraits, vol.49]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Dogs