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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

Princess Louise, later Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939) Mar 1861

Albumen print | 8.7 x 5.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2900476

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Photograph of a full length portrait of Princess Louise, later Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939), standing, facing halfway to the right. She turns her head three-quarters to the right and looks ahead, away from the camera. With both hands, she holds a plumed hat and striped shawl in front of her waist. There is a balustrade beside her, on the right side of the photograph, upon which sits a floral arrangement. There is a plinth and drapery on the left side of the photograph.  

  • Creator(s)

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

    Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939)
  • annotation: Princefs Louise./ March 1861./ [lower right corner] Mayall. [beneath work]
  • 8.7 x 5.7 cm (image)

    31.0 x 24.7 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs