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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Frances Sally Day (1815-92)

Prince Alfred, later Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844-1900) Jul 1859

Albumen print | 8.1 x 6.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2900205

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Photograph of a full length portrait of Prince Alfred, later Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844-1900) seated at a table, facing right, his face captured in profile. He leans his left arm on the table, resting his head against his left hand. He holds a cap in his right hand. He gazes down at a book positioned on the table. The prince wears a naval uniform. Photograph taken at Osborne.

  • Creator(s)

    Frances Sally Day (1815-92) (photographer)

    Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1844-1900)
  • annotation: Prince Alfred,/ Osborne, July, 1859./ Miss Day [beneath work]
  • 8.1 x 6.0 cm (image)

    31.0 x 24.7 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Philosophy & Psychology
      • Psychology
        • Physical and Mental Activities
          • Reading (activity)