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Albert and Victoria’s collection shows photographers’ working methods

After Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73)

'Queen Victoria (1819-1901)' 1850-60

RCIN 2084332

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Glass plate negative of a detail from a painting of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) by Franz Winterhalter, 1842 (RCIN 401413). The queen wears a silk and lace evening dress with a number of items of jewellery of significant sentimental value, for example sapphire and diamond brooch pinned to her bodice was a wedding gift from Prince Albert. The painting was photographed outside its frame. Many replicas of the work were subsequently commissioned for relatives and other sovereigns.

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. Prints from this negative do not seem to exist in the Collection. 

  • Creator(s)

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

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Flowering plants
            • Roses
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Sashes (decorative article of clothing)