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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s)

Princess Alice, Prince Arthur and John Brown Sep 1858

Albumen print | 9.7 x 7.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2900143

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Photograph of John Brown (1836-83), on the left, standing, holding the bridle of horse on which Princess Alice, later Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine (1843-78) sits side-saddle. Prince Arthur, later Duke of Connaught (1850-1942) stands beside the horse, wearing Highland dress. There is a building and trees in the background.
  • Creator(s)

    Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s) (photographer)

    Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse & by Rhine (1843-78)
    Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught (1850-1942)
    John Brown (1826-83)
  • annotation: Princefs Alice and Prince Arthur./ Sept. 1858./ Pearce. [beneath work]
  • 9.7 x 7.3 cm (image)

    30.8 x 24.4 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses
            • Ponies
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Costume & National dress
          • Costume-Great Britain
            • Costume-Scotland
              • Scottish Highland Dress