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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Prince Alfred, later Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844-1900), at his confirmation  5 - 5 Apr 1860

Albumen print | 14.2 x 10.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2900275

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Photograph of a full length portrait of Prince Alfred, later Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844-1900), standing, facing left, his back facing towards the camera. The left side of his face is visible in profile. He appears to read from a prayer book. There is a makeshift altar in the background. Photograph taken at the prince's confirmation at Windsor Castle. 
  • Creator(s)

    William Bambridge (1810-79) (photographer)

    Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1844-1900)
  • annotation: Prince Alfred,/ at his Confirmation,/ Windsor Castle. April 5th 1860./ Bambridge. [beneath work]
  • 14.2 x 10.3 cm (image)

    31.0 x 24.7 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert 

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Christian church in general
            • Sacraments
              • Confirmation (sacrament)