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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


'The Comte d'Eu and Duc d'Alencon'; Gaston, Comte d'Eu (1842-1922) and Ferdinand, Duc d'Alencon (1844-1910)

26 Jul 1854

Salted paper print | 11.0 x 13.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2906536

Photograph of a full length, double portrait of Gaston, Comte d'Eu (1842-1922) on the left and Ferdinand, Duc d'Alencon (1844-1910). The two young boys are seated on a stone bench, facing towards the camera. Photograph taken in the grounds of Osborne House.
  • Creator(s)

    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)


  • The Comte d'Eu and Duc d'Alencon/ (sons of the Duc de Nemours)/ Osborne-  July-  26.  1854. by Do.

  • 11.0 x 13.1 cm (image)

    28.2 x 22.9 cm (page dimensions)

  • Gaston, Comte d'Eu, and Ferdinand, Duc d'Alencon (sons of the Duc de Nemours), Osborne, July 26 1854 [Photographic Portraits. Vol 1/59 (1853-1857)]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Isle of Wight [England]
              • Osborne Estate [Isle of Wight]
                • Osborne House
    • Children
    • Boys