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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

After Egron Sellif Lundgren (1815-75)

The marriage of H.R.H. Victoria, Princess Royal to H.R.H. Prince Frederick c. 1858

Albumen print | 10.2 x 14.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2905596

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Photograph of a watercolour depicting the wedding of Victoria, the Princess Royal and Prince Frederick William of Prussia at the Chapel Royal on 25 January 1858. The couple stand at the centre of the composition, before John Sumner, Archbishop of Canterbury . 

On 31 March 1858, Queen Victoria sent her daughter, Princess Victoria a photograph of this watercolour. Princess Victoria replied to say how much she and her new husband liked it. 

The watercolour is held in the Royal Collection, RCIN 919928.
  • Creator(s)

    After Egron Sellif Lundgren (1815-75) (artist)

    Empress Friedrich, German Empress and Queen of Prussia (1840-1901)
    Frederick III, German Emperor (1831-88)
    Prince Albert, Prince Consort (1819-61)
    Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)
    John Bird Sumner (1780-1862)
    Leopold I, King of the Belgians (1790-1865)
    Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany (1853-84)
    Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught (1850-1942)
    Duleep Singh (1838-93)
    Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1844-1900)
  • 10.2 x 14.5 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Christian church in general
            • Sacraments
              • Marriage (sacrament)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • City of Westminster
                  • St James's Palace