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John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

Princess Louise, later Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939), and Princess Helena (1846-1923) Jun 1860

Albumen print | 7.7 x 5.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2900361

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Photograph of a full length double portrait of Princess Louise, later Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939), and Princess Helena (1846-1923). Princess Louise, on the left, stands facing three-quarters to the right. She looks downwards at a flower she holds in her left hand. Princess Helena is seated, facing three-quarters to the left. She turns her head towards the camera and looks towards the right. She holds a book open on her lap. The sisters are dressed in a similar fashion.

  • Creator(s)

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

    Princess Helena (1846-1923)
    Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939)
  • annotation: Princefs Louise and Princefs Helena./ June. 1860./ Mayall. [beneath work]
  • 7.7 x 5.3 cm (image)

    31.0 x 24.7 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs