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a portrait of Elizabeth, Empress of Austria

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Austria (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1867 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Emil Rabending (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen photograph mounted on card.

  • 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 Study Room, level F, case MB2, shelf SH2, box XRG303

Physical description

Carte-de-visite depicting a three quarter portrait of a woman wearing a crown.

Place of Origin

Austria (photographed)


ca. 1867 (photographed)


Emil Rabending (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen photograph mounted on card.

Marks and inscriptions

'Emil Rabending / Wieden, Favoritenstrasse No. 3 / im Hofe der k.k. Erzgiefserei.'
Printed on verso photograph as part of logo.

'Empress of Austria'
Handwritten in pencil on verso.

Handwritten in pen on verso

'Emil Rabending'
Printed on card below photograph.

'Dalton & Lucy / Booksellers & Stationers / 23 Cockspur St. Charing Cross.'


Height: 105 mm, Width: 63 mm

Object history note

Elisabeth, Empress of Austria (1837-1898), Wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria.

Descriptive line

Photograph by Emil Rabending, a portrait of 'Elizabeth, Empress of Austria', albumen print, ca. 1867


Photographic paper


Albumen process; Photography


Photographs; The Royal Photographic Society; Portraits


Royal Photographic Society Collection

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