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Frances Sally Day (1815-92)

Princess Helena (1846-1923) and Princess Louise, later Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939) Jul 1859

Albumen print | 8.1 x 6.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2900211

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Photograph of a full length double portrait of Princess Helena (1846-1923) and Princess Louise, later Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939). Princess Helena is seated and gazes down at a book she holds with both hands, positioned on her lap. Princess Louise stands behind her, similarly looking at the book. She places her right hand around her sister's shoulder. The princesses wear similar clothing consisting of a locket, light coloured shirt, tied at the waist with dark coloured material, and a dark coloured skirt.

Photograph taken at Osborne.

  • Creator(s)

    Frances Sally Day (1815-92) (photographer)

    Princess Helena (1846-1923)
    Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939)
  • annotation: Princefs Helena & Princefs Louise,/ Osborne, July, 1859./ Miss Day. [beneath work]
  • 8.1 x 6.0 cm (image)

    31.0 x 24.7 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Philosophy & Psychology
      • Psychology
        • Physical and Mental Activities
          • Reading (activity)