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Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)

The Comte d'Eu and Duc d'Alencon, Osborne 26 - 26 Jul 1854

Wet collodion negative | RCIN 2083107

Glass plate negative of a double portrait of The Comte d'Eu, later Prince Gaston of Orleans (1842-1922), and Prince Ferdinand, Duc d'Alencon (1844-1910) seated on a bench on the terrace at Osborne House. 

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. A print of this work exists in the Royal Collection, RCIN 2906119.
  • Creator(s)

    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88) (photographer)

    Gaston d'Orleans, Count of Eu (1842-1922)
    Ferdinand, Duke of Alençon (1844-1910)
  • From the collection of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives
    • People
      • Boys
      • Children
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Isle of Wight [England]
              • Osborne Estate [Isle of Wight]
                • Osborne House