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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Princess Helena, Princess Louise and Princesses Clotilde and Amélie of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

c.1880 after an original of 14 Apr 1859

Carbon print | 14.2 x 18.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2900170

Photograph of, from left to right, Princess Helena, Princess Clotilde, Princess Amélie and Princess Louise. Princesses Helena and Louise wear similar dresses, similarly, princesses Clotilde and Amélie wear similar dresses. The group are posed between various types of foliage arranged on either side of the makeshift studio.
  • Creator(s)

    Leonida Caldesi (1823-91) (photographer)

  • Princess Helena and Princess Louse/ with Princess Clotilde and Amelie of Saxe Coburg & Gotha/ April 14th 1859./ Caldesi

  • 14.2 x 18.6 cm (image)

    30.8 x 24.4 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert