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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)

Photograph album featuring Victoria, Duchess of Kent and her family 1854-60

Leather bound album | 9.6 x 7.1 x 1.5 cm (album) | RCIN 2513450

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Small blue leather bound album with a 'V' cypher stamped in gold leaf on the front cover. The album features photographs of Victoria, Duchess of Kent alone and with members of her family including, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their children. A selection of the photographs were taken at Osborne and Buckingham Palace.

The album is inscribed with the birth and death dates of the Duchess of Kent and a phrase in German, translated in English to 'To do good was your aspiration and you were joy and happiness to us'.
  • Creator(s)

    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88) (photographer)

    Messrs. Day (active 1850s-1860s) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Princess Victoria, Duchess of Kent (1786-1861)
    Prince Albert, Prince Consort, consort of Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-61)
    Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)
    King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)
    Empress Friedrich, consort of Friedrich III, Emperor of Germany & King of Prussia (1840-1901)
    Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse & by Rhine, consort of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse & by Rhine (1843-78)
    Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1844-1900)
    Princess Helena, consort of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (1846-1923)
    Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939)
    Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught (1850-1942)
    Prince Leopold (1853-84)
  • 9.6 x 7.1 x 1.5 cm (album)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Isle of Wight [England]
              • Osborne Estate [Isle of Wight]
                • Osborne House
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Fountains

Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)

Royal family at Osborne

Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)

Royal family at Osborne

Frances Sally Day (c. 1816-92)