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John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

Princess Helena (1846-1923) May 1860

Albumen print | 7.7 x 5.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2900302

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Photograph of a full length portrait of Princess Helena (1846-1923) standing, facing towards the left. She turns her head towards the camera and gazes downwards, to the right. She holds a book with both hands in front of her waist. She poses beside a balustrade. She wears a dark coloured dress. A dark coloured shawl hangs over the balustrade.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Princess Helena (1846-1923)
  • annotation: Princess Helena,/ May. 1860./ Mayall. [beneath work]
  • 7.7 x 5.1 cm (image)

    31.0 x 24.7 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert 

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs