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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Prince Leopold

circa 1855

Salted paper print | 7.8 x 6.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2506528

Photograph of a painting depicting an infant Prince Leopold, later Duke of Albany (1853-1884). The Prince is seated, looking towards the right, and wears a lace christening robe and cap.

The painting, by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73), is held by the Royal Collection (RCIN 405106) and is displayed in the Bow Room, Buckingham Palace.

  • Creator(s)

    After Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73) (artist)

  • Calotype./ after Fr. Winterhalter/Prince Leopold. 1853.

  • 7.8 x 6.5 cm (image)

  • From an album compiled by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert