Mobile menu
Welcome back to the royal residences. Find out more about our measures to keep you safe.

Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

'Portrait in Enamel by Léonard Limosin'; Count Palatine of the Rhine c. 1855

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864522

Your share link is...

  Close

Photograph of a Limoges enamel plaque of Jean-Philippe, Count Palatine of the Rhine (1521-66) from the collection of the Louvre, Paris (MR R 183). Created in 1550 by Léonard Limosin (c.1506-1577), the bust-length portrait depicts the bearded nobleman facing to the viewer and turning his head to gaze to the left. He wears an embroidered doublet and a cap with a feather. A pendant of the Order of St Michel hangs from his neck.

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

    After Limosin, Léonard (artist)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Genealogy and Heraldry
      • Orders (honour)
        • Order of St Michael (France)