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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Ludwig III, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine (1806-77)


Albumen print | 8.9 x 5.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2907872

Photograph of Ludwig III, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine, standing and facing towards the camera. He turns his head slightly towards the left and gazes ahead, away from the camera. He wears a military uniform and holds a hat in his right hand. He rests his left hand on a plinth.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • The Grand duke of Hesse. 1861.

  • 8.9 x 5.7 cm (image)

    9.7 x 6.3 cm (mount)

    23.0 x 18.2 cm (page dimensions)

    24.2 x 20.0 x 5.5 cm (album)

  • The Grand Duke of Hesse, 1861. [Album: Photographs. Royal Portraits, vol.48]

  • Acquired by Prince Albert, the Prince Consort