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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Frances Sally Day (1815-92)

Princess Helena (1846-1923) Jul 1859

Albumen print | 8.1 x 6.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2900210

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Photograph of a full length portrait of Princess Helena (1846-1923) seated at a table, facing towards the camera. She gazes down at a book she holds with both hands, placing the spine on the table. She wears a locket, light coloured shirt, tied at the waist with dark coloured fabric, and a dark coloured skirt. Photograph taken at Osborne.

  • Creator(s)

    Frances Sally Day (1815-92) (photographer)

    Princess Helena (1846-1923)
  • annotation: Princefs Helena,/ Osborne, July, 1859./ Miss Day. [beneath work]
  • 8.1 x 6.0 cm (image)

    31.0 x 24.7 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Philosophy & Psychology
      • Psychology
        • Physical and Mental Activities
          • Reading (activity)