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John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

'Victoria, Princess Royal, Crown Princess of Prussia'; Princess Victoria, later Empress Frederick III (1840-1901) 10 - 10 Mar 1863

Albumen print handcoloured with watercolour | 8.7 x 5.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2914309

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Hand-coloured photograph of a full length portrait of Princess Victoria, later Empress Frederick III (1840-1925) standing, facing three-quarters to the right. She wears full court dress, consisting of a white, floor length dress, red sash, cape with ermine trim, a long, lace train, a tiara and veil. She holds a bouquet of flowers in front of her waist with both hands. Taken at the wedding of Princess Alexandra, later Queen Alexandra (1844-1925) and the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII (1841-1910).
  • Creator(s)

    John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901) (photographer)

    Empress Friedrich, German Empress and Queen of Prussia (1840-1901)
  • 8.7 x 5.6 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Social customs
          • Marriage
            • Royal Weddings