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Queen Victoria (1819-1901)
1861, 14 November
8.6 x 5.6 cm (image)
The Royal Collection
Photograph of a full length portrait of Queen Victoria standing, facing three-quarters to the right. She looks ahead, away from the camera. She holds her arms in front of her body. She is depicted wearing a crown and dark velvet dress with a sash.
Queen Victoria wrote about the sitting for Clifford in her journal: 'photographed for the Queen of Spain by Mr. Clifford. He brought me one of [her portraits], taken by him' (14 November 1861).
Requested by the Queen Isabella II of Spain, and commissioned by Queen Victoria, 1861