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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

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Friedrich Wilhelm, Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel (1854-88), when Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Hesse-Cassel 1862

Albumen print | 8.5 x 5.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2907999

Photograph of a full length portrait of an infant Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince of Hesse, later Friedrich Wilhelm, Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel (1854-88). The young prince is seated on the floor. He is shown playing with a small dog. He wears a short-sleeved dress trimmed with lace.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Friedrich Wilhelm, Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel (1854-88)
  • 8.5 x 5.5 cm (image)

    9.8 x 6.4 cm (mount)

    22.7 x 18.0 cm (page dimensions)

    23.9 x 19.4 x 5.9 cm (album)

  • William, son of Prince and Princess Frederic William of Hesse, 1862. [Album: Photographs. Royal Portraits, vol.49]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • cartes-de-visite
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Dogs
            • Toy dogs (pets)
    • People
      • Boys