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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Princess Helena (1846-1923)

Jul 1859

Albumen print | 8.1 x 6.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2900208

Photograph of a full length portrait of Princess Helena (1846-1923) seated at a table, facing towards the camera. She turns her head three-quarters to the right and gazes ahead, away from the camera. She places her right hand on the table and her left hand on her lap. 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 (c. 1816-92) (photographer)

  • [above] Princefs Helena,/ Osborne, July, 1859./ [beneath] Miss Day.

  • 8.1 x 6.3 cm (image)

    31.0 x 24.7 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert