Yale Center for British Art
Creator:
Lafayette Ltd.

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
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Rosemarie Haag Bletter and Martin Filler in memory of Paul Mellon, Yale College, Class of 1929.
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).
Subject Terms:
Alexandra, Queen, consort of Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1844-1925 -- Portraits. | Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland) | Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Portraits.
Form/Genre:
Albumen prints. | Portrait photographs. | Cabinet photographs. | Photographs.
Contributors:
Luks, William, 1840-1911.