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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Princess Beatrice (1857-1944)

Mar 1861

Albumen print | 8.2 x 5.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2900505

Photograph of a full length portrait of Princess Beatrice (1857-1944) seated on a lounge, facing towards the camera. She turns her head halfway to the left and looks ahead. She holds a hat trimmed with feathers in her hands, placing it on her lap. She places her legs beside her, to her right. The lounge is draped with a patterned fabric. There is a striped shawl positioned beside the princess.

  • Creator(s)

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

  • 8.2 x 5.5 cm (image)

    31.0 x 24.7 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert