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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Camille Silvy (1834-1910)

Lady Mary Ponsonby (1832-1916) Apr 1861

Albumen print | 8.7 x 5.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2910787

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Photograph of a full length portrait of the Honourable Lady Mary Ponsonby (1832-1916) seated, on a chair facing towards the camera. She rests her right arm on the back of the chair and places her right hand to her face. She holds a book open on her lap with her left hand.

Ponsonby was Maid of Honour from 1853 to 1861, then Extra Woman of the Bedchamber from 1895.
  • Creator(s)

    Camille Silvy (1834-1910) (photographer)

    Lady Mary Ponsonby (1832-1916)
  • annotation: The Hon: Mrs Ponsonby. [beneath work]
  • 8.7 x 5.7 cm (image)

    9.5 x 6.3 cm (mount)

    23.1 x 18.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

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