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John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

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

Albumen print handcoloured with watercolour | 8.3 x 5.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2914312

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Hand-coloured photograph of a half length portrait of Princess Victoria, later Empress Frederick III (1840-1925) standing, facing three-quarters to the right. She gazes ahead, away from the camera. Princess Victoria wears full court dress, consisting of an ermine trim cloak, white dress, red sash, necklace, bracelets and tiara with veil attached. Photograph taken at the wedding of the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII (1841-1910) and Princess Alexandra, later Queen Alexandra (1844-1925).
  • Creator(s)

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

    Empress Friedrich, German Empress and Queen of Prussia (1840-1901)
  • 8.3 x 5.3 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

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