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Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)

Count Alexander Mensdorff Pouilly (1813-71) 27 - 27 Sep 1853

RCIN 2083101

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Glass plate negative of a nearly full-length portrait of Count Alexander Mensdorff (1813-71) standing in a doorway of the glass conservatory at Balmoral. The count faces three-quarters to the left and gazes downwards. He holds a top hat in his hand.

Count Alexander was the son of Count Emanuel Mensdorff-Pouilly and a first cousin of Queen Victoria (his mother was the Duchess of Kent's elder sister).

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. Prints from this negative exist in the Collection, RCINs 2905955 and 2906506.
  • Creator(s)

    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88) (photographer)

    Alexander Mensdorff-Pouilly-Dietrichstein (1813-71)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume-Evening Dress(male)
            • Top hats
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Balmoral Estate [Aberdeenshire]