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Albert and Victoria’s collection shows photographers’ working methods

Frances Sally Day (1815-92)

Prince Ernst (1830-1904) and Marie of Leiningen (1834–1899) c. 1859

RCIN 2082717

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Glass plate negative featuring two full-length double portraits of Prince Ernst and Princess Marie of Leiningen. The prince is shown in uniform, standing next to his wife who is seated on a chair. The sitters face each other and turn their heads to look at the camera. The photographs were taken in the grounds of Osborne House.

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. Prints from these images do not seem to exist in the Collection.

  • Creator(s)

    Frances Sally Day (1815-92) (photographer)

    Ernst, Prince of Leiningen (1830-1904)
    Marie of Baden, Princess of Leiningen (1834-99)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

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