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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

King Edward VII (1841-1910) when Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, and Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1844-1900) when Prince Alfred c.1860

Albumen print | 8.8 x 5.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2907753

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Photograph of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales and Prince Alfred. The Prince of Wales is seated at a circular table and holds a book. He turns his head towards the camera. Prince Alfred stands on the right. He faces right and places his hands on his brother's chair. He looks down at the book in the Prince of Wales' hands. 
  • Creator(s)

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

    Previously attributed to Unknown Person (photographer)

    Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1844-1900)
    King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)
  • annotation: The Pce of Wales & Pce Alfred. [beneath work]
  • 8.8 x 5.6 cm (image)

    9.6 x 6.2 cm (mount)

    23.1 x 18.2 cm (page dimensions)

    24.3 x 19.8 x 5.5 cm (album)

  • The Prince of Wales and Prince Alfred. [Album: Photographs. Royal Portraits, vol.47]

  • Acquired by Prince Albert, the Prince Consort

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • cartes-de-visite
    • Philosophy & Psychology
      • Psychology
        • Physical and Mental Activities
          • Reading (activity)
    • Organisation
      • Documentation
        • Books