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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


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

c.1880 after an original of May 1858

Carbon print | 11.4 x 9.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2900134

Photograph of Princess Beatrice (1857-1944) photographed from behind, seated on a table covered with drapery. The nanny Mary Ann Thurston (1810-96) kneels beside the Princess, looking towards her. There is a man in the background, smiling at the Princess. He may be the photographer. There are drapery and curtains on both sides of the photograph.

  • Creator(s)

    Leonida Caldesi (1823-91) (photographer)

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

  • 11.4 x 9.4 cm (image)

    30.8 x 24.4 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Men