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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

Group portrait with bust of Prince Albert Apr 1863

Albumen print | 19.0 x 22.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2927066

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Photograph of the royal family posed around a bust of Prince Albert. The family are arranged, from left to right, Princess Louise, Princess Alice of Hesse, Queen Victoria, Prince Louis of Hesse, Princess Beatrice, Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, Alexandra, Princess of Wales, Prince Leopold and Princess Helena. Princess Alexandra holds a framed photograph of Prince Albert.

The photograph was taken following the wedding of Princess Alexandra and Albert Edward, Prince of Wales.

  • Creator(s)

    John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901) (photographer)

    Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom (1844-1925)
    King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)
    Princess Helena (1846-1923)
    Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine (1837-92)
    Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939)
    Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)
    Beatrice, Princess Henry of Battenberg (1857-1944)
    Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany (1853-84)
    Prince Albert, Prince Consort (1819-61)
    Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse & by Rhine (1843-78)
  • 19.0 x 22.6 cm (image)

    25.7 x 32.0 cm (mount)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
          • Busts