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Leonida Caldesi (1823-91)

Princess Louise, later Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939) 21 - 21 Mar 1871

Albumen print hand-coloured with watercolour | 8.3 x 5.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2914304

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Hand-coloured photograph of a three-quarter length portrait of Princess Louise, later Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939) standing, facing towards the camera. She turns her head right, and gazes ahead, away from the camera. She wears a wedding dress, decorated with flowers, a floral hairpiece with veil attached, bracelets and necklace. She holds a bouquet.
  • Creator(s)

    Leonida Caldesi (1823-91) (photographer)

    Grey (active 1856) (colourist)

    Subject(s)
    Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939)
    Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939)
  • 8.3 x 5.5 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Social customs
          • Marriage
            • Wedding Ceremonial Costume
              • Wedding dresses