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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 Aug 1858

carbon print | 19.5 x 14.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2900142

Photograph of a half length portrait of Prince Alfred, later Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844-1900) standing, facing three-quarters to the left. He turns his head towards the right and gazes ahead, away from the camera. He holds a telescope in his right hand and wears a naval uniform.

In August 1858, Prince Alfred pass his naval entrance exams with high marks. A variant (RCIN 2906255) of this portrait can be found in Prince Albert's photograph album.
  • Creator(s)

    William Lake Price (1810-96) (photographer)

  • Prince Alfred./ Aug. 1858./ Lake Price.

  • 19.5 x 14.6 cm (image)

    30.8 x 24.4 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Precision mechanisms & instruments
          • Telescopes