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Albert and Victoria’s collection shows photographers’ working methods

Portraits

Within Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s collection of glass plate negatives are portraits of various individuals significant to the royal couple. In addition to their extended family, including King Leopold I, the negatives feature, among many others, Maharajah Duleep Singh, Princess Gouramma of Coorg and Sarah Forbes Bonetta. This section is completed with a range of portraits featuring personalities that visited the royal couple and a series of actors in costume, including Charles Kean and a young Ellen Terry.

Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)

Maharajah Duleep Singh (1838-93)

Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)

Maharajah Duleep Singh (1838-93)

Hills & Saunders (1852 to date)

Portrait of an unknown man

John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

Leopold I, King of the Belgians (1790-1865)

John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

Leopold I, King of the Belgians (1790-1865)

John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

Leopold I, King of the Belgians (1790-1865)

John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

Leopold I, King of the Belgians (1790-1865)

John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

Leopold I, King of the Belgians (1790-1865)

John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

Leopold I, King of the Belgians (1790-1865)

John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

Leopold I, King of the Belgians (1790-1865)

John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

Leopold I, King of the Belgians (1790-1865)

John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

Leopold I, King of the Belgians (1790-1865)

John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

Leopold I, King of the Belgians (1790-1865)

John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

Leopold I, King of the Belgians (1790-1865)

L Haase & Co (active c. 1860-1890s)

Prince Wilhelm, later Wilhelm II (1859-1941)

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

Miss Sophie Weiss

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

Madeleine, Countess Blücher von Wahlstätt and Countess Schulenburg

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

Madeleine, Countess Blücher von Wahlstätt

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

Captain Ross

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

Captain Ross

Unknown Person

Balkan soldiers

Unknown Person

Balkan soldiers

Unknown Person

Balkan soldiers

Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s)

McHardy, Shepherd

Joseph Cundall (1819-95)

Ellen Tree (1805-80) as Hermione