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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Antoine François Jean Claudet (1797-1867)

'The Prince of Wales & Princess Alice'; Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII (1841-1910) and Princess Alice, later Grand Duchess of Hesse (1843-78) Jul 1856

Albumen print hand-coloured with watercolour | 6.3 x 5.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2914271

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Hand-coloured photograph of a three-quarter length double portrait of the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII (1841-1910) and Princess Alice, later Grand Duchess of Hesse (1843-78), standing, facing the camera.  The brother and sister link arms. The Prince of Wales rests his right arm on a nearby chair.
  • Creator(s)

    Antoine François Jean Claudet (1797-1867) (photographer)

    Grey (active 1856) (colourist)

    Subject(s)
    King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)
    Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse & by Rhine (1843-78)
  • 6.3 x 5.3 cm (image)

  • Commissioned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs