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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

The Princess Royal Aug 1855

Salted paper print | 25.0 x 18.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2900056

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Photograph of a full length portrait of Victoria, the Princess Royal, later Empress of Germany (1840-1901) seated, facing halfway to the right. She turns her head towards the left and gazes ahead, away from the camera. She poses with her hands held together, holding a flower, on her lap. She wears a short-sleeved gown decorated with lace. 
  • Creator(s)

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

    Empress Friedrich, German Empress and Queen of Prussia (1840-1901)
  • annotation: The Princess Royal./ August. 1855./ By Mayall. [beneath work]
  • 25.0 x 18.8 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Flowering plants