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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

After Unknown Person

Group portrait 1887 copy after an original of 1858

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

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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 (1883-1917) (photographer)

    Hon. Claud John Hamilton (1843-1925)
    Katherine Edgcumbe, Countess of Mount Edgcumbe (1840-74)
    James Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Abercorn (1838-1913)
    Louisa Jane Montagu Douglas Scott, Duchess of Buccleuch (1836-1912)
    Louisa Jane Hamilton, Duchess of Abercorn (1812-1905)
    Frederick Spencer Hamilton (1856-1928)
    James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn (1811-85)
    George Francis Hamilton (1845-1927)
    Ronald Douglas Hamilton (1849-67)
    Harriet Georgiana Louisa Hamilton (1834-1913)
    Thomas Francis Anson, 3rd Earl of Lichfield (1856-1918)
    Maud Evelyn Petty-Fitzmaurice, Marchioness of Lansdowne (1850-1932)
    Georgiana Susan Turnour, Countess of Winterton (1841-1913)
    John George Lambton, 3rd Earl of Durham (1855-1928)
    Frederick William Lambton, 4th Earl of Durham (1855-1929)
    Albertha Frances Anne, Marchioness of Blandford (1847-1932)
    Beatrix Frances Hamilton, Countess of Durham (1835-71)
    Brigadier-General Charles Lambton (1857-1949)
  • annotation: Sitters all listed and numbered [below image]
  • 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

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