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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

Princess Helena (1846-1923) and Princess Louise, later Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939) Jun 1860

Albumen print | 7.6 x 5.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2900345

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Photograph of a full length double portrait of Princess Louise, later Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939), and Princess Helena (1846-1923). Princess Louise, on the left, stands, facing a quarter to the right. She looks ahead, away from the camera. She places her left arm around her sister and holds a flower in her right hand. Princess Helena is seated, facing halfway to the right. She looks ahead, away from the camera. She holds a book open with both hands on her lap. The sisters are posed between two plinths and are dressed in a similar fashion.

  • Creator(s)

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

    Subject(s)
    Princess Helena (1846-1923)
    Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939)
  • 7.6 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
    Subject(s)
    • Organisation
      • Documentation
        • Books
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Flowering plants