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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


T'he Honourable Mrs Biddulph in her wedding dress'; Lady Mary Biddulph (1824-1902) in her wedding dress


Albumen print hand-coloured with watercolour | 8 x 6.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2914276

Photograph of a head and shoulder length portrait of Lady Mary Biddulph (1824-1902), facing three-quarters to the right. She wears a bridal dress, and floral wreath on her head. She carries a small posy of flowers. Mary Frederica Seymour was Maid-in-Honour to Queen Victoria and and married Colonel Biddulph on 16 February 1857. After her marriage she became a honourary Woman of the Bedchamber.
  • Creator(s)

    Joseph Cundall (1819-95) (photographer)

    Locke (active 19th century) (colourist)

  • 8 x 6.8 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Social customs
          • Marriage
            • Brides