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Glass plate negatives

Albert and Victoria’s collection of glass plate negatives show photographers’ working methods


Elizabeth, Countess of Desart (1822-98)

22 - 22 Jul 1854

RCIN 2083153

Glass plate negative of a full length portrait of Elizabeth, Countess of Desart seated, facing to the right. She is seated underneath a tree and is captured writing or sketching. Photograph taken at Osborne.

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. A print from this negative exists in the Collection, RCIN 2906535.

  • Creator(s)

    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)


  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Isle of Wight [England]
              • Osborne Estate [Isle of Wight]
                • Osborne House