1860 Queen Victoria by John Jabez Edwin Mayall (The Royal Collection)

All I can say about this image, taken from Wikimedia, is wow!

The Royal Collection posts this text at their Web Site:

"Creator:  John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901) (photographer)

Creation Date:  15 May 1860

Materials:  Printed in carbon c.1889-91 by Hughes & Mullins

Dimensions:  40.2 x 30.8 cm

RCIN  2931295

Provenance:  Commissioned by Queen Victoria

Description:  Photograph of Queen Victoria facing three quarters left. She wears a shawl and a lace cap. The photographic session between the royal couple and photographer John Mayall on 15 May 1860 was an important occasion: for the first time, the photographs of the Queen were published. The public had never seen or been able to buy a photograph of the Queen before and once on sale, the images were extremely popular.

Text adapted from Roger Fenton – Julia Margaret Cameron: Early British photographs from the Royal Collection, London, 2010

Queen Victoria was short so wearing a flounced dress could be risky. However, the horizontal expanse is limited because she is wearing a minimal or no cage crinoline. She is wearing an evening bodice with a vee neckline that may have a partlet or, more likely, she is wearing a sheer jacket or over-garment.

Keywords:  1860, Mayall, Queen Victoria, Queen, British, Hanover family, Wettin family, straight coiffure, bonnet, jacket, round neckline, collar, bows, bodice, vee neckline, full skirt, flounces, necklace, bracelets, tassels

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