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Thomas Richard Williams (1825-71)

Princess Alice, alter Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine (1843-78) at her confirmation c.1880 after an original of 21 Apr 1859

Carbon print | 10.8 x 9.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2900174

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Photograph of Princess Alice, later Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine (1843-78), kneeling, facing away from the camera. The left side of her face is just visible. She is kneeling at a makeshift altar and holds a prayer book. She wears a light coloured dress trimmed with lace, pearls and earrings. 

Photograph taken at Princess Alice's confirmation at Windsor Castle.

  • Creator(s)

    Thomas Richard Williams (1825-71) (photographer)

    Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse & by Rhine (1843-78)
  • annotation: Princefs Alice,/ at her Confirmation,/ Windsor Castle/ April 21st 1859./ Williams [beneath work]
  • 10.8 x 9.2 cm (image)

    30.8 x 24.4 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Christian church in general
            • Sacraments
              • Confirmation (sacrament)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Berkshire [England]
              • Windsor [Berkshire]
                • Windsor Castle