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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Unknown Person

Prince August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1818-81) 1861

Albumen print | 8.5 x 5.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2907944

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Photograph of Prince August Ludwig Viktor of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha standing, facing towards the camera. He turns his head slightly to the right and gazes ahead, away from the camera. He wears a hunting costume and holds a rifle over his right shoulder and a plumed hat in his left hand. A black retriever lies by his feet.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Prince August of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1818-81)
  • annotation: Prince Augustus of Saxe-Coburg./ (1861) [beneath work]
  • 8.5 x 5.1 cm (image)

    9.6 x 6.3 cm (mount)

    23.0 x 18.2 cm (page dimensions)

    24.2 x 20.0 x 5.5 cm (album)

  • Prince Augustus of Saxe Coburg. 1861. [Album: Photographs. Royal Portraits, vol.48]

  • Acquired by Prince Albert, the Prince Consort

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • cartes-de-visite
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Costume & National dress
          • Costume-Hunting
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Dogs
            • Hunting & sporting dogs
              • Gundogs