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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


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

May 1860

Albumen print | 7.1 x 4.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2900290

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, smiling. 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 and Major Elphinstone,/ May 1860./ Mayall. 

  • 7.1 x 4.6 cm (image)

    31.0 x 24.7 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria andf Prince Albert