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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Leonida Caldesi (1823-91)

Princess Helena (1846-1923) Apr 1859

Albumen print | 18.1 x 14.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2900178

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Photograph of a half length portrait of Princess Helena (1846-1923) seated, facing halfway to the left. She gazes ahead, away from the camera. She wears a long-sleeved check patterned dress with black velvet detailing, a lace collar and a locket. 

Princess Helena was the third daughter and fifth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. In 1866, she married Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein. This photograph is the companion of a similar portrait taken of her younger sister, Princess Louise.
  • Creator(s)

    Leonida Caldesi (1823-91) (photographer)

    Princess Helena (1846-1923)
  • 18.1 x 14.4 cm (image)

    30.8 x 24.4 cm (whole object)

  • Princess Helena, 1859 [in Portraits of Royal Children Vol.3 1858-1859]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs