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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


The Princess Royal

Aug 1855

Albumen print with painted additions | 22.8 x 18.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2900054

Photograph of a near full length portrait of Victoria, Princess Royal, later Empress of Germany (1840-1901), seated, facing halfway to the left. She turns her head towards the camera, and gazes slightly to the left. He places her right elbow on her right leg, and rests her chin in her right hand. She wears a riding habit and holds riding crop in her left hand. A run has been painted into the photograph, on the far left side of the photograph. The photograph has been enhanced through painted additions and refinements.
  • Creator(s)

    John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901) (photographer)

  • The Princess Royal./ Osborne. Aug. 1856./ By Mr. Mayall.

  • 22.8 x 18.2 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Riding habits (apparel)