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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s)

Group portrait with pony Malakoff 18 - 18 Oct 1858

Albumen print | 10.0 x 13.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2900145

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Photograph of a group portrait with the pony Malakoff. Prince Alfred stands beside the pony's neck, holding its reins. His mother, Queen Victoria, is seated on the pony. Lady Churchill stands beside Queen Victoria. John Brown stands behind the pony and faces towards the camera.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1844-1900)
    Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)
    John Brown (1826-83)
    Lady Jane Spencer, Baroness Churchill (1826-1900)
  • annotation: Prince Alfred, The Queen and Lady Churchill/ (J. Brown holding the pony Malakoff)/ Otr. 18th. 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
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses
            • Malakoff (Queen Victoria's Pony, Balmoral)
            • Ponies