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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Group portrait

1887 copy after an original of 1858

Carbon print | 18.7 x 24.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2906681

Photograph of a group portrait of, standing, from left to right, Lord Claud Hamilton, Duke of Abercorn, Lady Katherine Hamilton, Countess of Mount Edgcumbe, James, Lord Hamilton, Lady Louisa Hamilton, Louisa, Marchioness of Abercorn, James, 2nd Duke od Abercorn and Lord George Hamilton. Seated, from left to right, are: Lord Ronald Hamilton, Harriet, Countess of Lichfield with Thomas, Viscount Anson, Lady Maud Hamilton, Lady Georgiana Hamilton with John, Lord Lambton, later 3rd Earl of Durham, Frederick Hamilton, later 4th Earl of Durham, Lady Albertha Hamilton, Beatrix, Countess of Durham, with baby Charles Lambton.
  • Creator(s)

    After Unknown Person (photographer)

    Hughes & Mullins : Ryde, Isle of Wight (photographer)

  • Sitters all listed and numbered

  • 18.7 x 24.2 cm (image)

    28.4 x 23.0 cm (page dimensions)

    29.5 x 24.5 x 6.0 cm (album)

  • Group, 1858 [Photographic Portraits Vol.2/60 1852-1859]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert