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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Victoria, the Princess Royal in her confirmation dress

20 Mar 1856

Albumen print | 9.9 x 8.3 cm (whole object) | RCIN 2905589

Photograph of a full length portrait of Victoria, the Princess Royal, later Empress of Germany (1840-1901), kneeling in front of a make-shift altar, her back facing towards the camera. She places her hands on top of a Bible. She wears her confirmation dress that features a wide skirt.
  • Creator(s)

    William Bambridge (1820-79) (photographer)

  • 9.9 x 8.3 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert