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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

After George Housman Thomas (1824-68)

The Christening of H.R.H. Prince Albert Victor of Wales c. 1865

Albumen print | 19.4 x 26.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2905636

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Photograph of a watercolour painting depicting the christening of Prince Albert Victor of Wales at the private chapel, Buckingham Palace on 10 March 1864. Queen Victoria is shown holding the young Prince at the font, in front of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

This painting is held in the Royal Collection, RCIN 921004.
  • Creator(s)

    After George Housman Thomas (1824-68) (artist)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence & Avondale (1864-92)
    Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)
    King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)
    Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom (1844-1925)
    Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 19.4 x 26.6 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

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