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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-77)

Portraits, Vol.1 circa 1850

Black leather bound album | 26.4 x 20.9 cm (page dimensions) | RCIN 2506463

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Black leather album with decorative impressions on the cover and spine. 'Portraits Vol.1' in gold stamp on the spine. The album contains both calotypes and prints (RCINs 2506464-2506536) featuring portraits of European Royalty. Some of the images named as 'Talbot Types', in reference to the inventor Henry Fox Talbot (1800-77).
  • Creator(s)

    William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-77) (photographer)

    After William Edward Kilburn (1818-91) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Princess Adelheid, Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein (1835-1900)
    Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)
    Empress Friedrich, consort of Friedrich III, Emperor of Germany & King of Prussia (1840-1901)
    Victoria, Princess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and Duchess of Nemours (1822-57)
    Empress Carlota, consort of Maximilian of Mexico (1840-1927)
    Louise Marie d'Orleans, Queen of the Belgians, 2nd consort of Leopold I, King of the Belgians (1812-50)
    Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1784-1844)
    Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1800-31)
    Emmanuel, Count Mensdorff-Pouilly (1777-1852)
    Princess Alexandrine, Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, consort of Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1820-1904)
    King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)
    Princess Victoria, Duchess of Kent (1786-1861)
    Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse & by Rhine, consort of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse & by Rhine (1843-78)
    Leopold I, King of the Belgians (1790-1865)
    Empress Carlota, consort of Maximilian of Mexico (1840-1927)
    Maria II, Queen of Portugal and the Algarves (1819-53)
    Louise Marie d'Orleans, Queen of the Belgians, 2nd consort of Leopold I, King of the Belgians (1812-50)
    Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1844-1900)
    Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine (1837-92)
    Heinrich, Prince of Hesse (1838-1900)
    Anna, Princess of Hesse and Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1843-65)
    Hugo, Count Mensdorff-Pouilly (1806-47)
    Count Alphonse of Mensdorff-Pouilly (1810-94)
    Alexander Mensdorff-Pouilly-Dietrichstein (1813-71)
    Count Arthur Mensdorff-Pouilly (1817-1904)
    Princess Helena, consort of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (1846-1923)
    Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939)
    Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse & by Rhine, consort of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse & by Rhine (1843-78)
    Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught (1850-1942)
    Ernst August, King of Hanover, Duke of Cumberland (1771-1851)
    Queen Marie, consort of Georg V, King of Hanover (1818-1907)
    Georg V, King of Hanover (1819-78)
    Prince Leopold (1853-84)
    Princess Alexandrine, Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, consort of Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1820-1904)
    Friedrich I, Grand Duke of Baden (1826-1907)
    William I, Emperor of Germany & King of Prussia (1797-1888)
    Ferdinand II, King Consort of Portugal (1816-85)
    Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1785-1851)
    Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1818-93)
    Prince Albert, Prince Consort, consort of Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-61)
    Prince George, 2nd Duke of Cambridge (1819-1904)
    Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orleans (1810-42)
    Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders (1837-1905)
    Ernst, Prince of Leiningen (1830-1904)
    Eduard, Prince of Leiningen (1833-1914)
    Princess Augusta, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, consort of Grand Duke Frederick William of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1822-1916)
  • 26.4 x 20.9 cm (page dimensions)

    27.7 x 22.6 x 3.9 cm (album)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
        • prints
        • photographs

Antoine Dewasme-Plétinckx (1797-1851)

Dom Fernando, Prince de Portugal

Royal de Lithographie à Bruxelles

Prince Ernst of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Royal de Lithographie à Bruxelles

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Richard James Lane (1800-72)

Prince George of Cambridge

Unknown Person

Duc d'Orléans

Ferdinand II, King Consort of Portugal (1816-85)

Boas Festas

After Sir William Ross (1794-1860)

Prince Phillip, Count of Flanders

After Sir William Ross (1794-1860)

The Princess Elisa of Hohenlohe Langenburg

After Sir William Ross (1794-1860)

Princess Adelaide of Hohenlohe Langenburg

After Sir William Ross (1794-1860)

Queen Victoria

After Sir William Ross (1794-1860)

His Royal Highness Prince Albert

Sir William Ross (1794-1860)

Victoria, Princess Royal

After Sir William Ross (1794-1860)

Her Royal Highness Victoria, Princess Royal

After Sir William Ross (1794-1860)

Princess Charlotte of Belgium

After Sir William Ross (1794-1860)

Louise, Queen of the Belgians

After Joseph Kriehuber (1800-76)

Count Emmanuel Mensdorff-Pouilly

After Sir William Ross (1794-1860)

Prince Albert

After Sir William Ross (1794-1860)

HRH The Duchess of Kent

After Robert Thorburn (1818-85)

Princess Alice when 11 months old

After Charles Baugniet (1814-1886)

Leopold, King of the Belgians

After Sir William Ross (1794-1860)

Leopold, King of the Belgians

After Sir William Ross (1794-1860)

Princess Charlotte of Belgium

After James Holmes (1777-1860)

The Queen of Portugal

After James Holmes (1777-1860)

Princess Victoria

After Edmund Thomas Parris (1793-1873)

The Queen of the Belgians. In her wedding dress

After Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)

Princess Alice, Prince Albert and Princess Victoria 

After Robert Thorburn (1818-85)

Queen Victoria

After Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)

Prince Alfred and Princess Alice

Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)

Princess Victoria

After Sir William Ross (1794-1860)

The Prince of Wales, 1846

After Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830)

The Queen of Portugal

Theodor Hosemann (1807-75)

The King of Prussia

William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-77)

Albert, Prince of Wales

After Sir William Ross (1794-1860)

Count Hugo Mensdorff-Pouilly

After Sir William Ross (1794-1860)

Count Alphonse Mensdorff-Pouilly

After Sir William Ross (1794-1860)

Count Alexander Mensdorff-Pouilly

After Sir William Ross (1794-1860)

Count Arthur Mensdorff-Pouilly

William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-77)

Victoria, Princess Royal

After Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)

Alfred 1847

William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-77)

Princess Alice

William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-77)

Prince Alfred

After William Edward Kilburn (1818-91)

Prince Alfred

After William Edward Kilburn (1818-91)

Royal children and nanny

After Sir William Ross (1794-1860)

Prince Arthur

Sir George Hayter (1792-1871)

Leopold I, King of the Belgians

After Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)

Scene from Racine's Tragedy of Athalie

After Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)

Scene from the Play of Die Tafelbirnen

After Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)

Arthur

Mayer, Carl : Nürnberg

George V, King of Hanover

Mayer, Carl : Nürnberg

Queen Marie of Hanover

After Robert Thorburn (1818-85)

Prince Albert

After Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73)

The Duchess of Nemours and Queen Victoria; 'The cousins'

After Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73)

Prince Alfred and Princess Helena

After Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73)

Prince Arthur

After Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73)

Prince Leopold

After Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)

Princess Helena

After Sir William Ross (1794-1860)

The Duchess of Nemours