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After Bryan Edward Duppa (1804-66)

'The Queen'; Queen Victoria (1819-1901) 1889 copy after an original of 13 Jul 1854

Carbon print | 21.6 x 17.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2906534

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In July 1854, Queen Victoria commissioned the photographer Bryan Edward Duppa (1804–66) to take a photograph of her, as a suprise for Prince Albert. The Queen is posed holding a framed portrait of Prince Albert taken by Duppa a few months earlier. 

Likely owing to the photograph's personal significance to the couple, a carbon print copy was later made.