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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Princess Beatrice (1857-1944) and Mary Ann Thurston (1810-96)

1880 after an original of May 1858

Carbon print | 11.0 x 8.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2900130

Photograph of the nanny Mary Ann Thurston (1810-96) seated, facing towards the camera, with Princess Beatrice (1857-1944) seated on her lap, similarly looking towards the camera. Thurston wears a striped dress, lace collar and lace cap. Princess Beatrice wears a short-sleeved gown and lace bonnet. There is drapery in the background.
  • Creator(s)

    Leonida Caldesi (1823-91) (photographer)

  • Princefs Beatrice/ and/ Mrs Thurston/ May 1858./ Caldesi

  • 11.0 x 8.1 cm (image)

    30.8 x 24.4 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert