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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg (1789-1868)


Albumen print | 8.7 x 5.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2908052

Photograph of a full length portrait of Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg (1789-1868) standing, facing three-quarters to the left. He holds a rolled-up paper in his left hand and places his right hand on a table. He wears a military uniform.

In 1817 Joseph married Amelia of Württemberg. They had six daughters.
  • Creator(s)

    William Bambridge (1820-79) (photographer)

  • 8.7 x 5.4 cm (image)

    9.8 x 6.4 cm (mount)

    22.7 x 18.0 cm (page dimensions)

    23.9 x 19.4 x 5.9 cm (album)

  • Duke Joseph of Saxe-Altenburg (uncle of the Duke), 1863. [Album: Photographs. Royal Portraits, vol.49]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria