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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Princess Helena

Aug 1855

Salted paper print with painted additions | 16.0 x 12.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2900059

Photograph of a head and shoulder length portrait of Princess Helena (1844-1923) facing three-quarters to the left. She gazes downwards and raises her hand to her chin. She wears her hair loose and has a flower garland on her head. Photograph taken at Osborne.

Photograph enhanced through painted additions. Photograph presented as a vignette and cropped into an oval.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • Princess Helena./ Osborne. Aug. 1855./ By Mr. Mayall.

  • 16.0 x 12.0 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Flowering plants
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Isle of Wight [England]
              • Osborne Estate [Isle of Wight]
                • Osborne House