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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Ghémar Frères (active 1859-94)

King Edward VII (1841-1910), when Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, and Queen Alexandra (1844-1925) when Princess Alexandra of Denmark Sep 1862

Albumen print | 8.4 x 5.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2908071

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Photograph of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII (1841-1910) and Princess Alexandra of Denmark, later Queen Alexandra (1844-1925). They stand together, arm in arm. The Prince, on the left, holds a hat in his right hand.

This photograph was an engagement photograph. The couple were They were married in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, on 10 March 1863.
  • Creator(s)

    Ghémar Frères (active 1859-94) (photographer)

    King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)
    Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom (1844-1925)
  • 8.4 x 5.4 cm (image)

    9.7 x 6.3 cm (mount)

    22.7 x 18.0 cm (page dimensions)

    23.9 x 19.4 x 5.9 cm (album)

  • The Prince of Wales and Princess Alexandra of Denmark, 1862. [Album: Photographs. Royal Portraits, vol.49]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • cartes-de-visite
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Social customs
          • Marriage
            • Engagement (marriage)