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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

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The Second Marquess and Marchioness, later Duke and Duchess, of Abercorn and their family 1858

Albumen print hand-coloured with watercolour | 18.5 x 24.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2914279

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Photograph of a full length group portrait of, from left to right, back row: Lord Claud Hamilton; Lord Ronald Hamilton, Lady Katherine Hamilton, James, Lord Hamilton, Lady Louise Hamilton, Louisa, Marchioness of Abercorn holding Lord Frederick Hamilton, James Hamilton, Marquess of Abercon and Lord George Hamilton. In the front row, seated, from left to right: Harriet, Countess of Lichfield with Thomas, Viscount Anson, Lady Maud Hamilton, Lady Georgiana Hamilton with John, Viscount Lambton, Hon. Frederick Lambton, Lady Albertha Hamilton, Beatrix, Countess of Durham with baby, probably Hon. Charles Lambton.
  • Creator(s)

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    Brigadier-General Charles Lambton (1857-1949)
    Ronald Douglas Hamilton (1849-67)
    James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn (1811-85)
    Hon. Claud John Hamilton (1843-1925)
    James Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Abercorn (1838-1913)
    Louisa Jane Hamilton, Duchess of Abercorn (1812-1905)
    Frederick Spencer Hamilton (1856-1928)
    George Francis Hamilton (1845-1927)
    Harriet Georgiana Louisa Hamilton (1834-1913)
    Thomas Francis Anson, 3rd Earl of Lichfield (1856-1918)
    Frederick William Lambton, 4th Earl of Durham (1855-1929)
    Beatrix Frances Hamilton, Countess of Durham (1835-71)
    Louisa Jane Montagu Douglas Scott, Duchess of Buccleuch (1836-1912)
    Maud Evelyn Petty-Fitzmaurice, Marchioness of Lansdowne (1850-1932)
    Georgiana Susan Turnour, Countess of Winterton (1841-1913)
    Katherine Edgcumbe, Countess of Mount Edgcumbe (1840-74)
    Albertha Frances Anne, Marchioness of Blandford (1847-1932)
    John George Lambton, 3rd Earl of Durham (1855-1928)
  • 18.5 x 24.1 cm (image)

  • Commissioned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs