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Albert and Victoria’s collection shows photographers’ working methods

After Thomas Richard Williams (1825-71)

Victoria, Princess Royal, later Empress of Germany (1840-1901) c. 1858

RCIN 2083288

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Glass plate negative of an ambrotype nailed down on a wooden board (RCIN 2932490). The work shows Princess Victoria wearing her wedding dress. She is seated facing left wearing a lace dress decorated with flowers and a veil.

The negative has been masked out twice, indicating the photographer's intention to crop the work to the smaller square.

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. Prints from this negative exists in the Collection. (e.g. 2905594).

  • Creator(s)

    After Thomas Richard Williams (1825-71) (photographer)

    Empress Friedrich, German Empress and Queen of Prussia (1840-1901)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Social customs
          • Marriage
            • Wedding Ceremonial Costume
              • Wedding dresses
            • Royal Weddings