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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


The Princess Royal

Aug 1855

Salted paper print with painted additions | 21.0 x 17.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2900057

Photograph of a three-quarter length portrait of Victoria, Princess Royal, later Empress of Germany (1844-1901) 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. Photograph has been enhanced through painted additions in monochrome.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • The Princess Royal./ Osborne. Aug. 1855./ By Mr. Mayall.

  • 21.0 x 17.2 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Flowering plants