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W. & D. Downey
Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (1831-1917)
Albumen print, hand-coloured
14.2 x 10.3 cm (whole object)
The Royal Collection
A hand-painted photograph of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, future husband of Princess Helena; he is standing at a wooden gate, with one leg on the stile, holding a rifle or gun, wearing a black velvet outdoor suit and bowler hat, with long sideburns and beard. The sky and shrubbery is painted.
From a blue velvet bound album with gold coloured metal corners which has a watercolour of flowers by Princess Louise, set into the front cover.