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John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

Princess Helena Aug 1855

Albumen print with painted additions | 20.7 x 17.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2900058

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Photograph of a near full length portrait of Princess Helena (1846-1923) seated, facing slightly towards the right. She turns her head three-quarters towards the left. She wears a lace-edged blouse, full skirt and flower garland on her head. She holds a straw hat in her left hand and a flower in her right hand. Photograph has been enhanced through painted additions.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Princess Helena (1846-1923)
  • annotation: Princess Helena./ Osborne. Aug. 1855./ By Mr. Mayall. [beneath work]
  • 20.7 x 17.9 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Flowering plants
    • People
      • Children
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Isle of Wight [England]
              • Osborne Estate [Isle of Wight]
                • Osborne House