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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Prince Arthur and Prince Alfred in Sikh Indian dress

Sep 1854

Salted paper print | 10.7 x 13.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2900048

Photograph of Prince Arthur, later Duke of Connaught (1850-1942) and Prince Alfred, later Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844-1900) seated together on a chaise longue. Prince Alfred places his right arm around his brother and holds his hand. Prince Arthur looks up to his brother and smiles. Both princes wear the costumes of Sikh princes.
  • Creator(s)

    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)


  • Prince Arthur & Prince Alfred in Sikh Indian dress./ Osborne. Sept. 1854./ By Mr Becker.

  • 10.7 x 13.8 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Costume & National dress
          • Costume-Asia
            • Costume-India
          • History of costume
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Headgear
            • Turbans
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Isle of Wight [England]
              • Osborne Estate [Isle of Wight]
                • Osborne House