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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


The Reverend William Rowe Jolley (d. 1907)

c. 1860

Albumen print | 8.9 x 5.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2910671

Photograph of The Reverend William Rowe Jolley. He stands in full length and faces the viewer. He holds a top hat in his left hand and a cane in his right. 

The Reverend William Jolley, a former Naval Chaplain, was a tutor in mathematics and geometry to Queen Victoria's sons, Prince's Alfred and Arthur. On the 25th January 1859, Queen Victoria wrote in her journal that she met Mr Jolley who she described as an 'excellent Master'.
  • Creator(s)

    Mayall : 224 Regent Street, London (photographer)

  • 8.9 x 5.6 cm (image)

    9.7 x 6.3 cm (mount)

    23.1 x 18.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • The Rev. W. Jolley. [Royal Household Portraits. Volume 57.]

  • Acquired by Prince Albert