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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

After John Phillip (1817-67)

The marriage of H.R.H. Victoria, Princess Royal to H.R.H. Prince Frederick William of Prussia c. 1861

Albumen print | 12.9 x 23.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2905595

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Photograph of a painting depicting the marriage of Victoria, the Princess Royal to Prince Friedrick Wilhelm of Prussia in the Chapel Royal on 25 January 1858. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert stand with eight of their seven of their nine children on the right side of the composition.

This painting is held in the Royal Collection, RCIN 406819. The painting dates from 1860. The inscription indicates the photograph was taken when the painting was located at Windsor Castle.
  • Creator(s)

    After John Phillip (1817-67) (artist)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)
    Leopold I, King of the Belgians (1790-1865)
    Princess Victoria, Duchess of Kent (1786-1861)
    Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784-1865)
    Empress Friedrich, German Empress and Queen of Prussia (1840-1901)
    Empress Friedrich, German Empress and Queen of Prussia (1840-1901)
    Frederick III, German Emperor (1831-88)
    Prince Albert, Prince Consort (1819-61)
  • 12.9 x 23.6 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

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