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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 2900209

Photograph of a full length portrait of Princess Helena (1846-1923) standing beside a table, facing towards the camera. She turns her head to the left, her face captured in profile. She places both hands on the table, on which there is a book.  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)

  • Princefs Helena,/ Osborne, July, 1859./ Miss Day.

  • 8.1 x 6.3 cm (image)

    31.0 x 24.7 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert