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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

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

Albumen print | 24.9 x 19.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2900278

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Photograph of a three-quarter length portrait of Prince Alfred, later Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844-1900) standing, facing a quarter to the left. He turns his head towards the right and gazes ahead, away from the camera. He places his left hand on the back on a table and holds a cap in his right hand. There is a telescope on the table. Prince Alfred wears a naval uniform. 
  • Creator(s)

    John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901) (photographer)

    Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1844-1900)
  • annotation: Prince Alfred,/ April 1860./ Mayall.  [beneath work]
  • 24.9 x 19.1 cm (image)

    31.0 x 24.7 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert 

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Precision mechanisms & instruments
          • Telescopes