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'Victoria, Princess Royal, Crown Princess of Prussia'; Princess Victoria, later Empress Frederick III (1840-1901) c.1862

Albumen print hand-coloured with watercolour | 8.3 x 5.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2914305

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Hand-coloured photograph of a full length portrait of Princess Victoria, later Empress Frederick III (1840-1901) standing behind a chair. She lens on the chair, placing her left arm and right elbow on the chair's back. She rests her chin in her right hand. Princess Victoria wears a blue dress with a multi-tiered skirt and a flower crown. There is a yellow curtain in the background and a pot plant beside her.