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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


The Queen of Portugal

dated 1829

Mezzotint | 22.5 x 17.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 2506502

A mezzotint from an album of portraits containing prints and photographs: Maria II, Queen of Portugal; three-quarter length, seated with her head turned three quarters to the right; wearing a low-cut silk gown decorated with orders, and a sash over her right shoulder. After a painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence: RCIN 401414.

  • Creator(s)

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    After Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) (artist)

    John Lucas (1807-74) (mezzotinter)

  • 22.5 x 17.0 cm (sheet of paper)

  • From an album compiled by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Genealogy and Heraldry
      • Orders (honour)
        • Order of Christ (Portugal)
        • Order of St Benedict of Aviz (Portugal)
        • Order of St James of the Sword (Portugal)
        • Order of the Virgin of the Conception of Villa-Viciosa (Portugal)
        • Order of Pedro I (Brazil)
        • Order of the Southern Cross (Brazil)
        • Order of the Rose (Brazil)