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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Roger Fenton (1819-69)

'The Prince and The Queen'; Prince Albert (1819-61) and Queen Victoria (1819-1901) 30 - 30 Jun 1854

Albumen print coloured with watercolour | 21.9 x 18.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2914264

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Photograph of a full length double portrait of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and Prince Albert (1819-61). Queen Victoria is seated, facing the viewer. She places her left hand in her lap. She wears a white dress decorated with pink and green flowers and a morning cap trimmed with wide blue ribbons. Prince Albert is seated on the left and faces the camera, his head turned towards his wife. He wears a jacket and tie and a sash worn over his left shoulder, partially obscured by his jacket. He holds a scroll in his right hand.

On 30 June 1854, Queen Victoria states in her journal that both she and Prince Albert were 'very successfully photographed, but it took a long time.' (RA VIC/MAIN/QVJ/1854: 30 June).

  • Creator(s)

    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Attributed to? Carl Haag (1820-1915) (colourist)

    Prince Albert, Prince Consort (1819-61)
    Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)
  • 21.9 x 18.4 cm (image)

  • Photograph commissioned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on 30 June 1854

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs