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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


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

c.1880 after an original of Mar 1860

Carbon print | 7.3 x 4.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2900266

Photograph of a full length portrait of Prince Alfred, later Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844-1900), standing, facing towards the camera. He rests his left hand on a plinth. He holds a pair of gloves in his left hand and a cap in his right hand. He wears a naval uniform. He poses in front of a painted backdrop feturing a landscape scene. 
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 7.3 x 4.7 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