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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Leonida Caldesi (1823-91)

Princess Louise, later Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939) Apr 1859

Albumen print | 18.0 x 14.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2900179

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Photograph of a half length portrait of Prince Louise, later Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939) seated, facing towards the camera. She turns her head halfway to the right and gazes ahead, away from the camera. She wears a checked dress and plaits in her hair.

Princess Louise was the fourth daughter and sixth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. In 1871 she married John Campbell, the Marquess of Lorne and 9th Duke of Argyll. This photograph is the companion of a similar portrait taken of her older sister, Princess Helena.
  • Creator(s)

    Leonida Caldesi (1823-91) (photographer)

    Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939)
  • 18.0 x 14.5 cm (image)

    30.8 x 24.4 cm (whole object)

  • Princess Louise, 1859 [in Portraits of Royal Children Vol.3 1858-1859]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs