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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

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The Commander's Boat's Crew, Royal Yacht 'Victoria & Albert' c.1859-60

Albumen print | 13.6 x 15.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2906826

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Photograph of eight men and nine Ship's Boys on board the Royal Yacht 'Victoria & Albert'. The portrait includes J. Grant (Quartermaster) and Leach (Master at Arms), on the far right, holding his hat. The younger men appear to be engaged in various types of rope work. The Union flag hangs in the background.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    HMY Victoria and Albert II (royal yacht, launched 1855; scrapped c. 1904)
    J Grant
    Leach, Master at Arms on board Royal Yacht 'Victoria & Albert' (fl.c.1860)
  • annotation: [see RCIN 2906825] The Commander's Boats Crew 7. J. Grant (Quarter Master) 8. Leach (Master at Arms)/ and Ships Boys. Roy. Yacht. [beneath work]
  • 13.6 x 15.7 cm (image)

    28.4 x 23.0 cm (page dimensions)

    29.5 x 25.0 x 5.0 cm (album)

  • The Commander's Boat's Crew, Royal Yacht 'Victoria & Albert', c.1859-60 [Photographic Portraits Vol.3/61 1856-1863]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Ships
            • Ships decks
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Decorative motifs
        • Ropework