Cabinet card portrait of the Princess of Wales, later Queen Alexandra, wearing academic robes, Trinity College, Dublin, 1885.
1 cabinet card : albumen print on card mount ; 17 x 11 cm
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Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Rosemarie Haag Bletter and Martin Filler in memory of Paul Mellon, Yale College, Class of 1929.
"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).
Alexandra, Queen, consort of Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1844-1925 -- Portraits. | Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland) | Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Portraits.