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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert 11 - 11 May 1854

Albumen print | 20.4 x 16.2 cm (print) (image) | RCIN 2906513

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Photograph showing a full length portrait of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and Prince Albert (1819-61). Queen Victoria stands in right side profile and wears formal court dress. Prince Albert stands in left side profile, holding a feathered hat in his left hand and wears a uniform. There is a pedestal between them, with flowers upon it. Photograph taken at Buckingham Palace. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert are wearing court dress, having just attended a Drawing Room, a formal ceremony at St James's Palace in which people were presented to the Queen. This image, one of a set of at least six, is the first photograph of the Queen as a reigning monarch rather than as wife or mother.
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)
    Prince Albert, Prince Consort (1819-61)
  • annotation: The Queen & Prince/ Buckingham Palace- May 11. 1854./ (After a Drawing room)/ by Do. [Ditto] [beneath work]
  • 20.4 x 16.2 cm (print) (image)

    28.2 x 22.9 cm (page) (page dimensions)

  • The Queen and Prince, Buckingham Palace (After a Drawing Room), May 11 1854

  • Commissioned by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • City of Westminster
                  • Buckingham Palace
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Social customs
          • Marriage
            • Wedding Ceremonial Costume
              • Wedding dresses
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Headgear
            • Hats
              • Plumed hats
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
              • Military uniforms