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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Prince Leopold, later Duke of Albany (1853-84)

May 1860

Albumen print | 8.9 x 6.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2900325

Photograph of a full length portrait of Prince Leopold, later Duke of Albany (1853-84), standing, facing slightly to the left. He gazes slightly to the left and looks downwards. He places his right hand on a nearby circular table and holds a cap in his left hand. He wears Highland dress.

  • Creator(s)

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

  • Prince Leopold./ May. 1860./ Mayall.

  • 8.9 x 6.4 cm (image)

    31.0 x 24.7 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Costume & National dress
          • Costume-Great Britain
            • Costume-Scotland
              • Scottish Highland Dress