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After Sir William Ross (1794-1860)

Four daguerreotype portraits of Queen Victoria; Prince Albert; Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha; Albert Edward, Prince of Wales c.1850

RCIN 52507

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Wooden box with a metal inlay. In the centre of the lid is an oval gilt hinged second lid, engraved with a crown, which opens to reveal a daguerreotype after a painting of Prince Albert by Sir William Ross. Inside the lid of the box itself is a design showing the Rosenau at Coburg, with the initials 'E', 'VA', and 'AE' (Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha; Queen Victoria and Prince Albert; Albert Edward, Prince of Wales). In the main part of the box is a hinged shelf with a circular aperture in which is set a daguerreotype after a painting of Duke Ernest I of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha: the shelf lifts up, and an oval daguerreotype after a painting of Queen Victoria by Sir William Ross is set into the back. In the floor of the box is set a daguerreotype after a painting of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, by F.X. Winterhalter.