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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Prince Albert, Prince Consort, consort of Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-61)

Photographs. Royal Portraits, Volume 49 1860-62

Red leather album | 23.9 x 19.4 x 5.9 cm (album) | RCIN 2907972

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Photograph album bound in red leather and lined with red silk. The album contains 201 photographs (RCINs 2907973-2908177) of royal subjects from across Europe. Please note that RCINs 2908020, 2908025, 2908033 and 2908123 were not given. A note at the front of the album states that a selection of the portraits were collected by Prince Albert (1819-61).

The album has been inscribed with a note reading: 'All the Portraits in this Volume/as far as Page 19/with the exception of those dated 1862/were collected but not arranged/by/His Royal Highness The Prince Consort/1860-1861.'. A selection of the portraits dated 1862 appear to be copies, as replicas of the works appear in other albums compiled by Prince Albert and dating from 1860-1.
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    Prince Albert, Prince Consort, consort of Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-61) (collector)

  • 23.9 x 19.4 x 5.9 cm (album)

    22.7 x 18.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Selection of photographs collected by Prince Albert, the majority acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Photography
        • Photographs
          • Photograph albums

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