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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


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

1889 copy after an original of 1860

Carbon print | 23.3 x 17.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2906883

Photograph of Prince Louis of Hesse, standing, facing three-quarters to the left. He turns his head and looks towards the camera. He poses with his right leg crossed over his left, his left arm leaning against a plinth and his right hand tucked into his shirt. He wears a military uniform. There is a column and drapery on the far right side of the photograph.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Gustav William Henry Mullins (1854-1921) (photographer)

  • 23.3 x 17.6 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