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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Princess Helena (1846-1923)

Mar 1861

Albumen print | 8.7 x 5.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2900464

Photograph of a full length portrait of Princess Helena (1846-1923) standing, facing slightly towards the right. She leans against a plinth beside her, resting her left elbow on the plinth. She looks towards the left. She holds a book in her right hand and has a lace shawl draped over her right arm.

  • Creator(s)

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

  • Princefs Helena/ March 1861./ Mayall.

  • 8.7 x 5.7 cm (image)

    31.0 x 24.7 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert and Queen Victoria