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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Leopold IV, Duke of Anhalt-Dessau (1794-1871)


Albumen print | 8.6 x 5.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2908032

Photograph of a full length portrait of Leopold IV, Duke of Anhalt-Dessau (1794-1871) standing and facing three-quarters to the right. He wears civilian clothing and holds his cap in his right hand. He stands in front of a painted backdrop with a building to left and a lake beyond.

Leopold married Frederica Wilhelmina of Prussia (1796-1850) in 1818. They had six children.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • 8.6 x 5.5 cm (image)

    9.7 x 6.4 cm (mount)

    22.7 x 18.0 cm (page dimensions)

    23.9 x 19.4 x 5.9 cm (album)

  • Leopold, Duke of Dessau, 1862. [Album: Photographs. Royal Portraits, vol.49]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria