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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Unknown Person

Lady Mary Anne Cust (c.1863) c.1861

Albumen print | 8.6 x 5.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2910800

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Photograph of a full length portrait of Lady Mary Anne Cust (c.1863) standing, facing three-quarters to the left. She gazes ahead, away from the camera. She holds a stuffed bird in her left hand and places her right hand on a plinth.

Cust was Woman of the Bedchamber to Prince Victoria, Duchess of Kent.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Mary Anne Cust (c.1863)
  • annotation: Lady Cust. [beneath work]
  • 8.6 x 5.7 cm (image)

    9.6 x 6.1 cm (mount)

    23.1 x 18.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
        • photographs