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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


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

circa 1858

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

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

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

  • 10.2 x 14.5 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • 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