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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s)

Group at Balmoral Sep 1858

Albumen print | 10.0 x 13.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2900144

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Photograph of a group portrait featuring, from left to right, Colonel Bruce, Mr Frederick Gibbs, Major Teesdale, Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, Dr Ernst Becker, Colonel Ponsonby and General Grey. Photograph taken at Balmoral. Photograph cropped into an oval.
  • Creator(s)

    Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s) (photographer)

    Major-General Robert Bruce (1813-62)
    Frederick Waymouth Gibbs (1821-98)
    Sir Christopher Charles Teesdale (1833-93)
    King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)
    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)
    Sir Henry Ponsonby (1825-95)
    General Sir Charles Grey (1804-70)
  • annotation: Col. Bruce, Mr Gibbs, Maj. Teesdale, [all together]The Prince/of/Wales, Mr. Becker, Col. Ponsoby, Gen. Grey/ Balmoral. Sept. 1858. / Pearce [beneath work]
  • 10.0 x 13.0 cm (image)

    30.8 x 24.4 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Costume & National dress
          • Costume-Great Britain
            • Costume-Scotland
              • Scottish Highland Dress
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Precision mechanisms & instruments
          • Binoculars