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John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

'Princess Alice, Princess Louis of Hesse'; Princess Alice, later Grand Duchess of Hesse (1843-78) 10 - 10 Mar 1863

Albumen print handcoloured with watercolour | 8.6 x 5.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2914311

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Hand-coloured photograph of a full length portrait of Princess Alice, later Grand Duchess of Hesse (1843-78) standing, facing three-quarters to the right.  She wears a white and purple dress, sash, crown with veil attached and an ermine trim cloak. Photograph taken at the wedding of the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII (1841-1910) and Princess Alexandra, later Queen Alexandra (1844-1925).
  • Creator(s)

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

    Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse & by Rhine (1843-78)
  • 8.6 x 5.8 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Social customs
          • Marriage
            • Royal Weddings