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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 2900456

Photograph of a full length portrait of Princess Helena (1846-1923) standing facing three-quarters to the right. She turns her head to face the camera, and gazes down, to the left. She places her left hand on the plinth of a column located beside her. Her right hand rests by her side. She wears a full length light colour dress with a dark colour sash and bow, and a dark colour shawl over her right arm.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • Princefs Helena/ March 1861./ [lower right corner] Mayall.

  • 8.7 x 5.7 cm (image)

    31.0 x 24.7 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert and Queen Victoria