Prince Albert

Various artists/makers

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Winterhalter was the favourite portraitist amongst European royalty during the mid-nineteenth century. He first visited Great Britain in 1842 to execute portraits of the British royal family and, in time, produced over a hundred such works. Bellin's print is based on his commanding full-length portrait of Prince Albert dressed in the uniform of the Rifle Brigade, of which he was colonel. The painting, dating from 1859 and now in the Royal Collection, was among the best-known likenesses of the prince. It was widely reproduced and this print was one of several published examples. In addition, Winterhalter himself made a full-sized replica in 1867 for the newly founded National Portrait Gallery, London.

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