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Johann Horrak (1815-70)

'Prince Louis of Hesse'; Prince Louis of Hesse, later Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine (1837-92) 1860

Albumen print hand-coloured with watercolour | 16.5 x 12.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2914301

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Hand-coloured photograph of a near half length portrait of Prince Louis of Hesse, later Grand Duke of Hesse (1837-92) facing three-quarters to the left. He wears his military uniform and two insignia stars on chest.
  • Creator(s)

    Johann Horrak (1815-70) (colourist)

    Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine (1837-92)
  • 16.5 x 12.8 cm (image)

  • Commissioned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs