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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Friedrich Wilhelm, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg (1819-1904)


Albumen print | 8.4 x 4.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2908076

Photograph of Friedrich Wilhelm, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, seated with his legs crossed, his hands on his lap. He holds a cane. The Grand Duke was married in June 1843 at Buckingham Palace to his first cousin, Princess Augusta of Cambridge, a member of the British Royal Family and a granddaughter of King George III. He lost his sight in middle age.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • 8.4 x 4.7 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)

  • Frederic, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, 1862. [Album: Photographs. Royal Portraits, vol.49]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria