Fragments of photographs, with or without specific image content, torn or cut and stuck down onto a flat surface to make a new picture. Handwork in pencil, pen, or brush can be added to the surface and the resulting image is often abstract. In photomontage a combination of photographs or images are turned into a new image, sometimes by re-photographing the mounted elements, multiple exposure techniques or using digital technology to create a new image on screen allowing infinite variations and edits.
Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Queen Victoria and their children
by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
Christian IX, King of Denmark and his family
by Georg Emil Hansen
'The Kings and Queens of England: From the Conquest to Queen Victoria'
by Henry Hering