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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Camille Silvy (1834-1910)

Princess Augusta, Duchess of Cambridge (1797-1889) 1860

Albumen print | 8.7 x 5.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2907742

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Photograph of Princess Augusta, Duchess of Cambridge, standing, facing three-quarters to the left. She turns her head towards the camera. She wears a dark colour dress and shawl and a bonnet tied under her chin with a wide ribbon. She rests her right arm on a plinth. A sculpture of two putti is positioned on the plinth. She poses in front of a painted backdrop.
  • Creator(s)

    Camille Silvy (1834-1910) (photographer)

    Princess Augusta of Hesse-Cassel, Duchess of Cambridge (1797-1889)
  • annotation: The Duchess of Cambridge. [beneath work]
  • 8.7 x 5.5 cm (image)

    9.5 x 6.3 cm (mount)

    23.1 x 18.2 cm (page dimensions)

    24.3 x 19.8 x 5.5 cm (album)

  • The Duchess of Cambridge. [Album: Photographs. Royal Portraits, vol.47]

  • Acquired by Prince Albert, the Prince Consort

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • cartes-de-visite
    • People
      • Putti
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mythical creatures
            • Cherubs