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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


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

Mar 1860

Albumen print | 9.0 x 6.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2900264

Photograph of a full length portrait of Prince Alfred, later Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844-1900), standing, facing towards the camera. He leans his right arm against a plinth, holding a cap in his right hand, and places his left thumb in his pocket. He wears a naval uniform. There is drapery on the far left side of the photograph. 
  • Creator(s)

    William Henry Southwell (1823-70) (photographer)

  • Prince Alfred./ March, 1860./ Southwell. 

  • 9.0 x 6.4 cm (image)

    31.0 x 24.7 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert 

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
              • Naval Uniforms