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The Main Wing, Pavilion and Terrace, Osborne House.

Osborne was an important setting for early royal photography

André Adolfe Eugène Disdéri (1819–89)

The Rest of Innocence 'Paul & Virginia' (G. Geefs) [The Osborne Album. By A. Disderi, 1867] 1867

RCIN 2102568

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In 1851 Prince Albert gave Queen Victoria a marble sculpture of Paul and Virginia by Guillaume Geefs, photographed here by André Adolfe Eugène Disdéri. Queen Victoria subsequently purchased Julia Margaret Cameron's photograph of this sculpture. Unfortunately, this print no longer remains in the Royal Collection although it represents an important purchase at a formative point in Cameron's career.