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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

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The Dowager Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1842–1892) 1862

Albumen print | 8.1 x 4.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2908038

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Photograph of Alexandrine, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1842–1892), standing facing front. Her headdress is tied under her chin with a wide ribbon. 

Grand Duchess Alexandrine married Paul Frederick of Mecklenburg-Schwerin in 1822. He succeeded his grandfather as Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin in 1837, and died in 1842.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Princess Alexandrine of Prussia, Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1803-92)
  • 8.1 x 4.9 cm (image)

    9.8 x 6.4 cm (mount)

    22.7 x 18.0 cm (page dimensions)

    23.9 x 19.4 x 5.9 cm (album)

  • Dowager, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Princess of Prussia), 1862. [Album: Photographs. Royal Portraits, vol.49]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

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