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Albert and Victoria’s collection shows photographers’ working methods

Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1844-1900)

Madeleine, Countess Blücher von Wahlstätt 1862

RCIN 2082734

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Glass plate negative featuring two full-length portraits of Madeleine, Countess Blücher von Wahlstätt, seated, facing three-quarters to the right. She turns her head towards the camera and gazes ahead. She wears a dark coloured bonnet, shawl and dress. The Countess was a member of the Royal Household of Victoria, Crown Princess of Prussia.

The negative image on the left has been scratched out, an act perhaps indicative of a displeasing pose.

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. A print from the intact image exists in the Collection, RCIN 2917638.

  • Creator(s)

    Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1844-1900) (photographer)

    Madeline, Countess Blücher von Wahlstätt
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives