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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

The Princess Royal Aug 1855

Albumen print with painted additions | 20.0 x 15.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2900055

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Photograph of a head and shoulder length portrait of Victoria, the Princess Royal, later Empress of Germany (1844-1901). The Princess faces three-quarters to the right and gazes upwards. She wears a lace veil over her loose hair. She holds her hands together in front of her. Photograph taken at Osborne.

Photograph presented as a vignette and cropped into an oval shape. The photograph has been enhanced through painted additions.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Empress Friedrich, German Empress and Queen of Prussia (1840-1901)
  • annotation: The Princess Royal. / Osborne. Aug. 1855./ By Mr. Mayall. [beneath work]
  • 20.0 x 15.0 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs