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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Frances Sally Day (1815-92)

Lady Mary Frederica Biddulph (1824-1902)   c.1860

Albumen print | 8.3 x 5.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2910610

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Photograph of a full length portrait of Lady Mary Frederica Biddulph (1824-1902) standing, facing towards the left. She places her right hand on a plinth that supports a statue (outside of frame). Photograph taken on the terrace at Osborne.

Biddulph was the wife of General Sir Thomas Myddelton-Biddulph. She was Maid of Honour between 1850 and 1856, Woman of the Bedchamber from 1857, Lady-in-Waiting to Beatrice, Princess Henry of Battenberg from 1875 to 1896, thereafter Extra Woman of the Bedchamber.
  • Creator(s)

    Frances Sally Day (1815-92) (photographer)

    Lady Mary Frederica Biddulph (1824-1902)
  • annotation: Hon: Mrs Biddulph [beneath work]
  • 8.3 x 5.7 cm (image)

    9.6 x 6.4 cm (mount)

    23.1 x 18.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Hon. Mrs Biddulph. [Royal Household Portraits. Volume 57.]

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

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