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Album of cartes-de-visite and cabinet photographs of the British royal family.

Published/Created:
Great Britain, ca. 1860-ca. 1905.
Physical Description:
1 album (76 photographs) ; 30 x 24 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
TR680 .A53 1860+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Classification:
Photographs
Notes:
Predominantly albumen prints, with later gelatin silver prints.
Album of photographs of the British royal family, ca. 1860 to ca. 1905. The 76 photographs include 6 cabinet cards and 70 cartes-de visite, each inserted in windows of the purpose-made album. Individuals depicted include Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, and their issue: Victoria, Edward, Alice, Alfred, Helena, Louise, Arthur, Leopold, and Beatrice. Also depicted are Queen Alexandra, Maria Feodorovna, and Empress Eugénie. Most of the portraits depict a single sitter, but there are also a number of group portraits. One of the cabinet cards (by Boxell) depicts an unidentified wedding (?) cake.
Photographers include: William Bambridge, Thomas Boxell, Paul Emile Chappuis, Charles Edward Clifford, François Deron, Disdéri & Cie, W. & D. Downey, Ghémar Frères, L. Haase & Comp., Vernon Heath, Hills & Saunders, Lafayette Ltd., The London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, George Mansfield (Dublin), J.E. Mayall, R. Milne, John Moffat, Samuel E. Poulton, Southwell Brothers, Rudolph Striegler, and John & Charles Watkins.
The upper and lower covers are papier-mâché boards, each painted and lacquered. The entirety of the front cover is painted with a scene derived from The cherry seller, by William Collins (1788-1847). The lower cover is painted black, with gold border, with (at center) a painted image of a dog, titled "Expectation." The work is attributed to the Stobwasser workshop of Braunschweig, Germany.
Subject Terms:
Albert, Prince Consort, consort of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1861 -- Portraits.
Alexandra, Queen, consort of Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1844-1925 -- Portraits.
Alice, Grand Duchess, consort of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse-Darmstadt, 1843-1878 -- Portraits.
Arthur, Prince, Duke of Connaught, 1850-1942 -- Portraits.
Beatrice, Princess Henry of Battenberg, 1857-1944 -- Portraits.
Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910 -- Portraits.
Eugénie, Empress, consort of Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1826-1920 -- Portraits.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Portraits.
Helena Augusta Victoria, Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, 1846-1923 -- Portraits.
Leopold, Prince, Duke of Albany, 1853-1884 -- Portraits.
Louise, Princess, Duchess of Argyll, 1848-1939 -- Portraits.
Marīi︠a︡ Ḟeodorovna, Empress, consort of Paul I, Emperor of Russia, 1759-1828 -- Portraits.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Alfred, Duke of, 1844-1900 -- Portraits.
Victoria, Empress, consort of Frederick III, German Emperor, 1840-1901 -- Portraits.
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901 -- Portraits.
Form/Genre:
Cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
Cabinet photographs.
Albumen prints.
Gelatin silver prints.
Photographs.
Photograph albums.
Contributors:
Bambridge, William, 1819-1879, photographer.
Boxell, Thomas, 1847-1939, photographer.
Chappuis, Paul Emile, 1816-1887, photographer.
Clifford, Charles Edward, 1821-1903, photographer.
Deron, François, 1819-1876, photographer.
Disdéri & Cie., photographer.
W. & D. Downey, photographer.
Ghémar Freres, photographer.
L. Haase & Co, photographer.
Heath, Vernon, 1819-1895, photographer.
Hills & Saunders, photographer.
Lafayette Ltd., photographer.
London Stereoscopic Company, photographer.
Mansfield, George, (Photographer), photographer.
Mayall, J. E. (John Jabez Edwin), 1813-1901, photographer.
Milne, R., photographer.
Moffat, John, 1819-1894, photographer.
Poulton, Samuel E., 1819-1898, photographer.
Southwell Brothers, photographer.
Striegler, Rudolph, 1816-1876, photographer.
John & Charles Watkins (Firm : London, England), photographer.
Collins, William, 1788-1847.
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