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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

After Sir George Hayter (1792-1871)

The Christening of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales c. 1855

Albumen print | 17.5 x 25.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2905586

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Photograph of a painting depicting the christening of Albert Edward, the Prince of Wales that took place in St George's Chapel, Windsor on 25 January 1842. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert stand towards the centre of the composition. The christening takes place on the right side of the painting.

The painting is held in the Royal Collection, RCIN 403501. The inscription beneath the work indicates the photograph of the painting was made when the work was at Windsor Castle.
  • Creator(s)

    After Sir George Hayter (1792-1871) (artist)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)
  • 17.5 x 25.4 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert and Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Berkshire [England]
              • Windsor [Berkshire]
                • Windsor Castle
                  • Lower Ward [Windsor Castle]
                    • St George's Chapel [Windsor Castle]
                  • Interiors of Windsor Castle