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William Bambridge (1810-79)

Victoria, Princess Frederick of Prussia, later Empress of Germany (1840-1901), and the infant Prince William, later Wilhelm II (1859-1941) Mar 1859

Albumen print | 3.9 x 3.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2900160

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Photograph of a three-quarter length portrait of Victoria, Princess Frederick of Prussia, later Empress of Germany (1840-1901), seated, cradling her infant son Prince William, later Wilhelm II (1859-1941). The princess looks down at her son, who appears to be asleep.

Photograph from a daguerreotype.

  • Creator(s)

    William Bambridge (1810-79) (photographer)

    Empress Friedrich, German Empress and Queen of Prussia (1840-1901)
    Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany & King of Prussia (1859-1941)
  • annotation: Victoria,/ Princess Royal,/ Princess Frederic William of Prussia,/ and the infant Prince William,/ March 1859./ 1. Williams from a Daguerreotype. [beneath work]
  • 3.9 x 3.3 cm (image)

    30.8 x 24.4 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs