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Frederick VIII, King of Denmark (1843-1912), when Prince Frederick of Denmark 1862

Albumen print | 8.8 x 5.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2907991

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Photograph of a full length portrait of Prince Frederick of Denmark, later Frederick VIII, King of Denmark (1843-1912) seated with his legs crossed, facing three-quarters to the left. He turns his head to look at the camera. He holds a cap in his lap. There is a free-standing mirror with an ornate frame behind him.

Frederik became King of Denmark as Frederick VIII on Christian IX's death on 29 January 1906.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Frederik VIII, King of Denmark (1843-1912)
  • 8.8 x 5.3 cm (image)

    9.6 x 6.3 cm (mount)

    22.7 x 18.0 cm (page dimensions)

    23.9 x 19.4 x 5.9 cm (album)

  • Frederic, son of Prince Christian of Denmark, 1862. [Album: Photographs. Royal Portraits, vol.49]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

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