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Albert and Victoria’s collection shows photographers’ working methods

Joseph Cundall (1819-95)

'Prince Leiningen' 1850-58

RCIN 2082375

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Glass plate negative showing a painting of a head-and-shoulder length portrait of Carl, Prince Leiningen (1804-56), created by Franz Xaver Winterhalter in 1850 (RCIN 400913).

Charles Prince of Leiningen was Queen Victoria’s half-brother (her mother's son from her first marriage). Here he wears the ribbon of the Order of the Garter. He succeeded his father in 1814, and in 1819 he and his sister Feodora were taken to London after his mother’s second marriage to Edward, Duke of Kent.

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. A print from this negative (RCIN 2800660) can be found in an album of photographs collected and arranged by Prince Albert.

  • Creator(s)

    Joseph Cundall (1819-95) (photographer)

    After Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73) (artist)

    Charles, Prince of Leiningen (1804-56)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives
    • Genealogy and Heraldry
      • Orders (honour)
        • Order of the Garter (England)