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Creator:
Lafayette Ltd., photographer.
Title:
Cabinet card portrait of the Princess of Wales, later Queen Alexandra, wearing academic robes, Trinity College, Dublin, 1885.
Published/Created:
Dublin, 1885.
Physical Description:
1 cabinet card : albumen print on card mount ; 17 x 11 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
In Process
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Rosemarie Haag Bletter and Martin Filler in memory of Paul Mellon, Yale College, Class of 1929
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Photographs
Notes:
"In the spring of 1885 Alexandra, princess of Wales, visited Ireland and was photographed by [Lauder's] studio after receiving an honorary degree [a Doctor of Music at Trinity College, Dublin]. This remarkable image of a princess in a scholarly role caught the public imagination and more than 60,000 prints were sold."--Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, entry for James Stack Lauder (pseud. James Lafayette).
Lafayette's full photograph shows the princess in three-quarter length, holding her certificate scroll. The present derivative is cropped to a half-length portrait.
Printed on mount below photograph: Lafayette, Dublin.
Stamped in blind by William Luks, photograph and print dealer at London.
Printed on verso: Photographer, Lafayette. Late of Paris. Photographer to T.R.H. The Prince & Princess of Wales ... 30, Westmoreland St., Dublin. [In small print at foot:] D. Hutinet, Paris.
BAC: British Art Center copy signed in manuscript on reverse: M.E.D.S.
Subject Terms:
Alexandra, Queen, consort of Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1844-1925 -- Portraits.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Portraits.
Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland)
Form/Genre:
Albumen prints.
Portrait photographs.
Cabinet photographs.
Photographs.
Contributors:
Luks, William, 1840-1911.
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