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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


'Princess Helena at her confirmation'

17 Apr 1861

Albumen print hand-coloured with watercolour | 13.9 x 10 cm (image) | RCIN 2914302

Hand-coloured photograph of a full length portrait of Princess Helena (1846-1923) standing, facing three-quarters to the right. She poses holding a book with both hands in front of her body. She wears her confirmation dress, consisting of a long sleeve, full length white dress, and stands in front of the altar at Whippingham Church, Isle of Wight.
  • Creator(s)

    William Bambridge (1820-79) (photographer)

    Edward Henry Corbould (1815-1905) (colourist)

  • 13.9 x 10 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Isle of Wight [England]
              • Whippingham [Isle of Wight]
                • St Mildred's Church [Whippingham]