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Albert and Victoria’s collection shows photographers’ working methods

After Prince Albert, Prince Consort (1819-61)

First draft of Crimean brooch for Florence Nightingale c. 1855

RCIN 2084418

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Glass plate negative depicting a drawing relating to the Crimean brooch. This is likely a first draft of the brooch that Prince Albert (1819-1861) designed and which was given to Florence Nightingale according to a refference in the Royal Archives (RA VIC/MAIN/F/4/16). The final piece was made by the Royal Jewellers, Garrards.

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)

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    After Prince Albert, Prince Consort (1819-61) (designer)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Florence Nightingale (1820-1910)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Jewellery
          • Brooches