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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Roger Fenton (1819-69)

'The Queen'; Queen Victoria (1819-1901) 30 - 30 Jun 1854

Albumen print with added watercolour | 18.8 x 14.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2914263

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Photograph of a near full length portrait of Queen Victoria (1819-1901), seated in chair, captured in profile facing left. She wears  a white dress decorated with pink and green flowers and an indoor cap trimmed with wide blue ribbons.

On 30 June 1854, Queen Victoria states in her journal that both she and Prince Albert were 'very successfully photographed, but it took a long time.' (RA VIC/MAIN/QVJ/1854: 30 June)

  • Creator(s)

    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Attributed to? Carl Haag (1820-1915) (colourist)

    Prince Albert, Prince Consort (1819-61)
    Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)
  • 18.8 x 14.9 cm (image)

  • Photograph commissioned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on 30 June 1854

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs