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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Victoria, the Princess Royal, in her wedding dress

c.1858 after an original of 25 January 1858

Albumen print | 12.7 x 12 cm (image) | RCIN 2905594

Photograph of a three-quarter length portrait of Victoria, the Princess Royal, later Empress of Germany (1840-1901), seated, facing three-quarters to the left. She wears her wedding dress, veil and floral crown.

The photograph is after a daguerreotype taken just before the marriage.
  • Creator(s)

    Thomas Richard Williams (1825-71) (photographer)

  • 12.7 x 12 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Social customs
          • Marriage
            • Royal Weddings
            • Wedding Ceremonial Costume
              • Wedding dresses