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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 2900466

Photograph of a full length portrait of Princess Helena (1846-1923) standing, facing slightly towards the right. She leans her left arm on a plinth beside her and holds a book open in front of her chest with her right hand. She looks down at the book. A dark lace shawl is held over her right arm.

  • Creator(s)

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

  • 8.7 x 5.7 cm (image)

    31.0 x 24.7 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert