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Glass plate negatives

Albert and Victoria’s collection of glass plate negatives show photographers’ working methods


Queen Victoria and the Countess of Caledon

Apr 1863

25.4 x 30.5 cm (whole object) | RCIN 2079329

Glass plate negative of eight cartes-de-visite portraits of Queen Victoria and the Countess of Caledon (1825-88), who served at the time as the queen's Lady of the Bedchamber. Queen Victoria is in side-profile, seated and gazing at picture of Prince Albert she is holding. The Countess stands to the queen's side.

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)

    John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901) (photographer)

    Previously attributed to Unknown Person (photographer)

  • 25.4 x 30.5 cm (whole object)

  • Comissioned by Queen Victoria