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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Group portrait on the Terrace at Osborne

Aug 1857

Salted paper print | 16.5 x 19.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2906655

Photograph of a group portrait taken on the terrace at Osborne, Isle of Wight. The portrait includes from left to right, Captain Charles T. Du Plat (b. 1822), Equerry to Prince Albert, Honourable Beatrice Byng (1826-84), Colonel Thomas Biddulph (1809-78), Frances, Viscountess Jocelyn (1820-80) and General Everard Bouverie (1789-1871), Equerry to Prince Albert.
  • Creator(s)

    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)


  • Capt Du Plat, Honble B. Byng Vss Jocelyn Genl Bouverie/ Col. Biddulph./ Osborne. Aug: 1857. [break] Mr Becker.

  • 16.5 x 19.8 cm (image)

    28.4 x 23.0 cm (page dimensions)

    29.5 x 24.5 x 6.0 cm (album)

  • Group on the Terrace, Osborne, 1857 [Photographic Portraits Vol.2/60 1852-1859]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert