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Gustave Le Gray
The English Fleet at Cherbourg
1858, 5 August
30.4 x 38.4 cm
Royal Photograph Collection
The Royal Collection ® 2010, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, RCIN 2934238
This photograph was included in the exhibition Victoria & Albert: Art & Love at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, until 31 October 2010.
Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, 1858.
In 2010 this photograph was uploaded to flickr by The British Monarchy.
The text on the Royal Collection website (www.royalcollection.org.uk) describes this photograph (Accesssed: 6 Aug 2010):
On 4 August 1858 Queen Victoria and Prince Albert sailed on the Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert to Cherbourg in order to meet Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugénie. The royal yacht received gun salutes from the English fleet who were awaiting her arrival in the harbour at Cherbourg.
Photographer's credit on the print in red: Gustave Le Gray