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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

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Madame Hocédé (d.1901) c. 1861

Albumen print | 4.0 x 3.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2117425

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Photograph of a three-quarter length portrait of Madame Hocédé seated as a table, facing slightly towards the left. She places her right hand to her face and holds a book open on the table with her left hand.

The page is signed by the sitter.

Madame Hocédé, sometimes known as 'Lina' was the French governess of Princess Helena and Princess Louise.