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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg (1826-1908)


Albumen print | 8.5 x 5.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2908048

Photograph of a full length portrait of Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg (1826-1908), standing facing three-quarters to the right. He wears a General's military uniform with insignia star on left breast.

In 1853 the Duke married Agnes of Anhalt-Dessau (1824–1897).
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • 8.5 x 5.1 cm (image)

    9.6 x 6.4 cm (mount)

    22.7 x 18.0 cm (page dimensions)

    23.9 x 19.4 x 5.9 cm (album)

  • Ernest, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg, 1863. [Album: Photographs. Royal Portraits, vol.49]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria