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Portrait of the Queen, 1861

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Windsor Castle (photographed)

  • Date:

    14/11/1861 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Clifford, Charles, born 1821 - died 1863 (photographer)
    A. Marion & Co. (Publisher)

  • Credit Line:

    The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A, acquired with the generous assistance of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings, Room 90, The Julie and Robert Breckman Gallery, case NW

Physical description

Mounted albumen print, showing Queen Victoria in an evening gown, wearing diamonds and a crown, with arms folded, facing left almost in profile, standing between two chairs, both cut off by the edge of the frame.

Place of Origin

Windsor Castle (photographed)


14/11/1861 (photographed)


Clifford, Charles, born 1821 - died 1863 (photographer)
A. Marion & Co. (Publisher)

Marks and inscriptions

'Portrait of the Queen 1861 This portrait was taken expressley for the late Queen of Spain by Mr. Clifford of Madrid in the Orangery at Windsor Castle, Lent by E. H. Foxlee Esq'
On card on the front of the object mount


Height: 506 mm card mount, Width: 406 mm card mount, Height: 403 mm object mount, Width: 304 mm object mount

Descriptive line

Photograph by Charles Clifford, 'Portrait of the Queen, 1861', Albumen print, varnished with celluloid varnish, 1861.




Photography; Albumen process


Photographs; Royalty; The Royal Photographic Society; Portraits


Royal Photographic Society Collection

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