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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Wedding portrait of Queen Victoria

circa 1850

Albumen print | 7.1 x 5.8 cm (whole object) | RCIN 2905581

Photograph of a painted half length portrait of Queen Victoria, facing three-quarters to the left. She wears her wedding dress, veil and a floral crown. The portrait (RCIN 400885) was painted by Franz Xaver Winterhalter and was given to Prince Albert by Queen Victoria in 1847, to mark seven years since their marriage.
  • Creator(s)

    After Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73) (artist)

  • 7.1 x 5.8 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

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