Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at Buckingham Palace

11 May 1854

Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Queen Victoria


Mistaken for a wedding photograph, this photograph shows Queen Victoria and Prince Albert wearing court dress in 1854, fourteen years after their wedding. At the time of their marriage in 1840 photographic techniques were not fully developed and still required inordinately long exposure times. However, it soon became a popular and accessible medium and was widely used at the weddings of their nine children.

Albumen print

20.5 x 16.2

RCIN 2906513