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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


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


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

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)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • The Dowager Empress of Russia. 1860.

  • 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