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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Attributed to Leonida Caldesi (1823-91)

The Princess Royal's bridesmaids 25 - 25 Jan 1858

Salted paper print | 28.5 x 39.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2940529

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Photograph of a full length group portrait of Victoria, the Princess Royal's bridesmaids. The women all wear matching gowns decorated with flowers, gloves and floral crowns. They each hold posies. The bridesmaids are, from left to right, Lady Cecilia Molyneux, Lady Victoria Noel, Lady Constance Villiers, Lady Susan Murray, Lady Emma Stanley, Lady Katherine Hamilton, Lady Cecilia Gordon-Lennox and Lady Susan Pelham-Clinton.
  • Creator(s)

    Attributed to Leonida Caldesi (1823-91) (photographer)

    Lady Victoria Buxton (1839-1916)
    Susan, Countess Southesk (1837-1915)
    Lady Susan Pelham-Clinton (1839-75)
    Lady Victoria Buxton (1839-1916)
    Lady Emma Charlotte Chetwynd-Talbot (1835-1928)
    Lady Cecilia Molyneux (1838-1910)
    Cecilia, Countess of Lucan (1838-1910)
  • 28.5 x 39.6 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Social customs
          • Marriage
            • Royal Weddings