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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Prince Alfred in Sikh Indian dress

Sep 1854

Salted paper print | 13.3 x 10.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2900047

Photograph of a full length portrait of Prince Alfred, later Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844-1900) standing, facing towards the camera. He gazes to the right. He poses with his right hand on his hip and his left hand resting on a wooden plant holder, holding a tree. He wears the costume of a Sikh Prince.
  • Creator(s)

    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)


  • Prince Alfred in Sikh Indian dress./ Osborne. Sept. 1854./ By Mr Becker.

  • 13.3 x 10.4 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • 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