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John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

Prince Louis of Hesse later Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse (1837-92) 1860

Albumen print | 23.0 x 18.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2906886

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Photograph of a near full length portrait of Prince Louis of Hesse, standing, facing three-quarters to the left. He turns his head slightly towards the camera. He rests his right hand on a helmet, positioned on a balustrade, and places his left hand on his hip. He wears a military uniform and carries a sabre by his left side. There is a column and drapery on the far right side of the photograph.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine (1837-92)
  • annotation: Do [Ditto] [beneath work]
  • 23.0 x 18.1 cm (image)

    28.4 x 23.0 cm (page dimensions)

    29.5 x 25.0 x 5.0 cm (album)

  • Prince Louis of Hesse, 1860 [Photographic Portraits Vol.3/61 1856-1863]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

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