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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

After William Edward Kilburn (1818-91)

'Prince Alfred' Oct 1848

Hand-coloured albumen print | 8.8 x 6.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2914255

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Photograph of a full length portrait of Prince Alfred, later Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844-1900) as a little boy. He stands facing towards the camera and leaning against a nearby table, placing his right hand on the table's top.  He is dressed in highland costume.

Photograph is taken from a daguerreotype by William Edward Kilburn (1818-91).
  • Creator(s)

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

    Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1844-1900)
  • 8.8 x 6.8 cm (image)

  • Commissioned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Costume & National dress
          • Costume-Great Britain
            • Costume-Scotland
              • Scottish Highland Dress