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Empress Friedrich, German Empress and Queen of Prussia (1840-1901)

'Victoria, Princess Royal, Princess Frederick William of Prussia and her infant son' Mar 1859

Albumen print hand-coloured in watercolour | 3.9 x 3.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2914282

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Hand-coloured photograph of Princess Victoria, Princess Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia, later German Empress Frederick III (1840-1901) with her first son, Prince Wilhelm, later Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany (1859-1941). The infant is wrapped in a red shawl. Princess Victoria wears a checked dress and red ribbons in hair. Photograph from a daguerreotype. Photograph coloured by Princess Victoria.
  • Creator(s)

    Empress Friedrich, German Empress and Queen of Prussia (1840-1901) (colourist)

    After Thomas Richard Williams (1825-71) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany & King of Prussia (1859-1941)
    Empress Friedrich, German Empress and Queen of Prussia (1840-1901)
  • 3.9 x 3.9 cm (image)

  • Given to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs