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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Thomas Richard Williams (1825-71)

'Victoria, Princess Royal, Princess Frederick William of Prussia'; Victoria, Princess Royal, later German Empress Frederick III (1840-1901) 25 - 25 Jan 1858

Albumen print hand-coloured with watercolour | 14.2 x 11.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2914280

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Hand-coloured photograph of Victoria, Princess Royal, later German Empress Frederick III (1840-1901), seated, facing three-quarters to the left. She wears her wedding dress decorated with flowers, a flower garland with veil attached and white gloves. Two insignias are attached to her dress, on her left shoulder.
  • Creator(s)

    Thomas Richard Williams (1825-71) (photographer)

    Grey (active 1856) (colourist)

    Subject(s)
    Empress Friedrich, German Empress and Queen of Prussia (1840-1901)
  • 14.2 x 11.4 cm (image)

  • Commissioned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Social customs
          • Marriage
            • Wedding Ceremonial Costume
              • Wedding dresses