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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Leonida Caldesi (1823-91)

Princess Beatrice (1857-1944) and Mary Ann Thurston (1810-96) c.1880 after an original of May 1858

Carbon print | 11.2 x 8.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2900132

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Photograph of the infant Princess Beatrice (1857-1944) standing on a chair, facing towards the camera. She is supported by Mary Anne Thurston (1810-96), who crouches behind the chair, her face obscured by the Princess. There are drapery and curtains in the background.
  • Creator(s)

    Leonida Caldesi (1823-91) (photographer)

    Mary Ann Thurston (1810-96)
    Beatrice, Princess Henry of Battenberg (1857-1944)
  • annotation: Princefs Beatrice/ and/ Mrs Thurston/ May 1858./ Caldesi [beneath work]
  • 11.2 x 8.9 cm (image)

    30.8 x 24.4 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs