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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)

Prince Alfred in Sikh Indian dress Sep 1854

Salted paper print | 11.9 x 14.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2900045

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Photograph of a full length portrait of Prince Alfred, later Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844-1900), reclining on a chaise longue. He wears the costume of a Sikh prince, including a turban. Elaborately patterned drapery hangs from the end of the chaise longue and on the backdrop behind the Prince. Photograph taken at Osborne.
  • Creator(s)

    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88) (photographer)

    Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1844-1900)
  • annotation: Prince Alfred in Sikh Indian dress./ Osborne. Sept. 1854./ By Mr Becker. [beneath work]
  • 11.9 x 14.5 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Costume & National dress
          • Costume-Asia
            • Costume-India
          • History of costume
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Headgear
            • Turbans
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Isle of Wight [England]
              • Osborne Estate [Isle of Wight]
                • Osborne House