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George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Frederick III of Germany (1831-88), when Prince Frederick William of Prussia 29 - 29 Sep 1855

Collodion glass plate negative | RCIN 2084316

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Glass plate negative of Prince Frederick William of Prussia seated in a full length portrait and facing three-quarters to the right. He holds a cane in one hand and holds a hat in the bend of his other arm. Photographed outside at Balmoral during the Prince's stay there during which he was photographed with his bride to be, Princess Victoria.

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 2906606. 

  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

    Frederick III, German Emperor (1831-88)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Balmoral Estate [Aberdeenshire]