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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

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'Prince Alfred'; Prince Alfred, later Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1844-1900) Jan 1857May 1857

Albumen print hand-coloured in watercolour | 17.5 x 12.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2914274

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Photograph of a half length portrait of Prince Alfred, later Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844-1900) standing, captured in profile facing right. He poses with his right hand in his pocket and his left hand resting on the back of a chair. He wears a white shirt and dark colour jacket. The photograph was taken at Geneva in January and coloured by the Victoria, Princess Royal, later German Empress Frederick III (1840-1901) in May 1857.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Empress Friedrich, German Empress and Queen of Prussia (1840-1901) (colourist)

    Subject(s)
    Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1844-1900)
  • 17.5 x 12.7 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs