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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1824-1884)


Hand-coloured daguerreotype | 8.7 x 6.5 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2932505

Hand-coloured daguerreotype of Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. He is sitting with his body turned to the left but his head turned to the right. He is wearing a dark suit and holding a walking cane in his right hand. The daguerreotype is mounted in a brown leather case which is made to look like a book. 'L.C 1852' is embossed in gold on the lid. Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was a first cousin of both Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • 8.7 x 6.5 cm (image) (image)

    12.9 x 10.5 x 1.7 cm (excluding case, cover, etc)

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert