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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

After Charles Robert Leslie (1794-1859)

The Christening of the Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace c. 1855

Albumen print | 13.4 x 26.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2905585

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Photograph of a painting depicting the christening of Victoria, the Princess Royal in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace. The christening took place on 10 January 1841. At the centre of the painting stands a clergyman holding the Princess. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert stand on the right. King Leopold and the Duchess of Kent stand on the left side of the painting. In the painting the Queen Dowager steps forward to name the baby.

This painting is held in the Royal Collection, RCIN 404467. The inscription states the photograph of the painting was made when the work was at Windsor Castle.
  • Creator(s)

    After Charles Robert Leslie (1794-1859) (artist)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Archbishop of Canterbury
    Empress Friedrich, German Empress and Queen of Prussia (1840-1901)
    Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)
    Prince Albert, Prince Consort (1819-61)
    Queen Adelaide of the United Kingdom (1792-1849)
    House of Hanover
    Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843)
    William Howley (1766-1848)
    Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852)
    Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester & Edinburgh (1776-1857)
    Princess Victoria, Duchess of Kent (1786-1861)
    Charles James Blomfield (1786-1857)
    Edward Vernon-Harcourt (1757-1847)
    Stanley, Edward, Bishop of Norwich (1779-1849)
    Robert Hodgson
    Harriet Elizabeth Gower, Duchess of Sutherland (1806-68)
    George Thomas Keppel, 6th Earl of Albemarle (1799-1891)
  • 13.4 x 26.0 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Public life
          • Ceremonies
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • City of Westminster
                  • Buckingham Palace
                    • Throne Room [Buckingham Palace]
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mammals
            • Humans
              • Babies (human)