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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Pierre Ferret (1815-75)

The Dowager Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia (1798-1860) 1860

Albumen print | 8.7 x 5.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2907923

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Photograph of Alexandra Feodorovna, Dowager Empress of Russia seated facing three-quarters to the right. She gazes ahead, away from the camera. She poses with her hands on her lap. She is seated beside a table. There appears to be knitting and a ball of yarn on the table.
  • Creator(s)

    Pierre Ferret (1815-75) (photographer)

    Previously attributed to Unknown Person (photographer)

    Alexandra Feodorovna, Empress of Russia (1798-1860)
  • annotation: The Dowager Empress of Russia. 1860. [beneath work]
  • 8.7 x 5.7 cm (image)

    9.6 x 6.2 cm (mount)

    23.0 x 18.2 cm (page dimensions)

    24.2 x 20.0 x 5.5 cm (album)

  • The Dowager Empress of Russia. 1860. [Album: Photographs. Royal Portraits, vol.48]

  • Acquired by Prince Albert, the Prince Consort

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • cartes-de-visite