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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-77)

Prince Alfred c. 1850

Salted paper print | 9.2 x 8.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2506513

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Photograph of a lithograph of a painting depicting a three-quarter length portrait of Prince Alfred, later Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844-1900) standing, facing three-quarters to the right. He turns his head towards the viewer. He carries a straw hat.

The painting on which the print is based is by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73) and is held by the Royal Collection (RCIN 405037).

  • Creator(s)

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

    After Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73) (artist)

    Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1844-1900)
  • annotation: Prince Alfred. 1846./ Photograph by W. Talbot/ after the Lithograph after/ Winterhalter.- [beneath work]
  • 9.2 x 8.0 cm (image)

  • From an album compiled by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

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      • visual works
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