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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Princess Helena (1846-1923)

May 1860

Albumen print | 7.7 x 5.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2900301

Photograph of a full length portrait of Princess Helena (1846-1923) standing, facing a quarter to the right. She gazes downwards. She poses beside a balustrade. She places her left hand on the balustrade, on top of a shawl, and holds a book in her right hand. She wears a dark coloured dress. 
  • Creator(s)

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

  • Princess Helena,/ May. 1860./ Mayall. 

  • 7.7 x 5.1 cm (image)

    31.0 x 24.7 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert