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John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

Prince Arthur, later Duke of Connaught (1850-1942) with Major Elphinstone (1829-90) May 1860

Albumen print | 7.1 x 4.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2900291

Photograph of a full length double portrait of Major Elphinstone (1829-90) and Prince Arthur, later Duke of Connaught (1850-1942). The Major is seated on chair, his legs crossed. He faces right, his face captured in profile. Prince Arthur places his right foot on the chair seat and looks towards the Major. He holds a hat in his right hand and a sword hilt in his left hand.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught (1850-1942)
    Sir Howard Craufurd Elphinstone (1829-90)
  • annotation: Prince Arthur and Major Elphinstone,/ May 1860./ Mayall. [beneath work]
  • 7.1 x 4.6 cm (image)

    31.0 x 24.7 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert 

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs