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

c.1880 after original of 1 Dec 1858

Carbon print | 12.8 x 9.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2900153

Photograph of a full length portrait of Prince Leopold, later Duke of Albany (1853-84) standing, facing slightly towards the left. He looks towards the camera. He poses with his right arm resting on the back of a chair. He wears Highland dress and holds a hat in his left hand. Photograph cropped into an oval.

  • Creator(s)

    William Bambridge (1820-79) (photographer)

  • Prince Leopold./ Decr 1st 1858./ Bambridge.

  • 12.8 x 9.9 cm (image)

    30.8 x 24.4 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

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