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Albert and Victoria’s collection shows photographers’ working methods

After Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73)

Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (1841-1910) c. 1859

RCIN 2084323

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Glass plate negative of a painting of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales created by Franz Xaver Winterhalter in 1859 (RCIN 405039). The prince is depicted wearing the uniform of a Lieutenant-Colonel of the Grenadier Guards with the ribbon and star of the Garter. The announcement of his appointment as Colonel was made on 9 November 1858.

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. Prints from this negative do not seem to exist in the Collection.

  • Creator(s)

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

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
              • Military uniforms
    • Genealogy and Heraldry
      • Orders (honour)
        • Order of the Garter (England)