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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


The Christening of the Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace

circa 1850

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

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 (photographer)

  • 13.4 x 26.0 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • 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)