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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


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

Mar 1861

Albumen print | 8.3 x 5.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2900491

Photograph of a full length portrait of Prince Leopold, later Duke of Albany (1853-84), standing, facing three-quarters towards the right. He looks ahead, away from the camera. He holds a cap with both hands in front of his waist. Prince Leopold wears Highland dress, including a kilt. There is drapery positioned on top of the balustrade behind him.

  • Creator(s)

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

  • Prince Leopold./ March 1861./ [lower right corner] Mayall.

  • 8.3 x 5.6 cm (image)

    31.0 x 24.7 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert and Queen Victoria

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