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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Enghien

Overview

Creator: Édouard Baldus (1813-89) (photographer)
Creation Date: 
1855
Materials: 
Salted paper print
Dimensions: 
26.6 x 39.8 cm
RCIN 
2584464
Reference(s): 
C&C 59
Acquirer: Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901), when Queen of the United Kingdom (1837-1901)
Provenance: 
Presented to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
Description:

Photograph of a building with a thatched roof built next to a pond, or a canal, capturing its reflection; a carter is to the right of the building visible through three trees; a water gate is visible on the right hand side.

This photograph is part of an album of prints presented to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a memento of their state visit to France from 18-27 August 1855. The album shows landmarks on the route of the Chemin de Fer du Nord, by which they travelled between Boulogne and Paris. The Queen described Enghien in her journal as 'a small place, near a lake, with many pretty villas.' Baldus completed the photography in three days. Some of his prints, including this one of Enghien, reflect his early training as a painter.

Further details

Additional Acquirers: Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-61), when Prince Albert, consort of Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1840-57)
Category: 
Photographs