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The Royal Family on the terrace of Osborne House

1 of 105 portraits of Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

The Royal Family on the terrace of Osborne House, by Leonida Caldesi, 1857 - NPG P26 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

The Royal Family on the terrace of Osborne House

by Leonida Caldesi
albumen print, 1857
6 1/4 in. x 8 3/8 in. (159 mm x 213 mm)
Purchased, 1977
Primary Collection
NPG P26


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This portrait group shows Victoria and Albert and their nine children at Osborne House. Victoria holds Princess Beatrice on her lap. The photograph was shown at the London Photographic Society's exhibition in 1858, and was praised for its domestic character. Caldesi was a Florentine photographer based London.

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  • Rogers, Malcolm, Camera Portraits, 1989 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 20 October 1989 - 21 January 1990), p. 43
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 732

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