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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Camille Silvy (1834-1910)

Magdalen Wellesley (1831-1919) 1861

Albumen print | 8.8 x 6.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2910788

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Photograph of a full length portrait of the Honourable Magdalen Wellesley (1831-1919) standing, facing towards the right, her face captured in profile. She looks downwards. She places her hand on the back of a chair. She poses beside a large mirror that captures a frontal view of her.

Wellesley was Extra Woman of the Bedchamber from 1882.
  • Creator(s)

    Camille Silvy (1834-1910) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Honourable Magdalen Wellesley, nee Montagu (1831-1919)
  • annotation: The Hon: Mrs G. Wellesley. [beneath photograph]
  • 8.8 x 6.1 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