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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Princess Alice, later Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine (1843-78), at her confirmation

c.1880 after an original of 21 Apr 1859

Carbon print | 10.5 x 8.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2900177

Photograph of a full length portrait of Prince Alice, later Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine (1843-78) standing, facing slightly towards the right. She turns her head and looks towards the camera. She holds a prayer book with both hands in front of her body. She wears a light coloured dress trimmed with lace, light coloured gloves, a strand of pearls and earrings. She wears the outfit she wore at her confirmation at Windsor Castle (see RCIN 2900174).

  • Creator(s)

    Thomas Richard Williams (1825-71) (photographer)

  • Princefs Alice./ at her Confirmation,/ Windsor Castle./ April 21st 1859./ Williams.

  • 10.5 x 8.4 cm (image)

    30.8 x 24.4 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

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