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After George Housman Thomas (1824-68)

The marriage of H.R.H. Princess Alice to H.R.H. Prince Louis of Hesse c. 1863

Albumen print | 15.3 x 19.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2905613

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Photograph of a painting depicting the marriage of Princess Alice to Prince Louis of Hesse at the dining room, Osborne on 1 July 1862. The couple stand towards the centre of the composition, facing towards each other. A painting by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (RCIN 405413) of the royal family hangs in the room, behind the ceremony.

The painting is held in the Royal Collection, RCIN 404479.
  • Creator(s)

    After George Housman Thomas (1824-68) (artist)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse & by Rhine (1843-78)
    Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine (1837-92)
  • 15.3 x 19.3 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Social customs
          • Marriage
            • Wedding ceremonies
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Isle of Wight [England]
              • Osborne Estate [Isle of Wight]
                • Osborne House
                  • Dining Room [Osborne House]