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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

Robert Howlett (1831-58)

'Duke of Buckingham' 1857

Albumen print | 24.5 x 19.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2081457

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Photograph of a painting of a head and shoulder length portrait of George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592-1628), facing a quarter to the right. The painting is photographed in its frame. The painting is photographed with a dagger, shown in the lower right corner, that was believed to have killed the Duke.

The painting is attributed to Cornelius Jansen (1585-1638) and is currently in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

  • Creator(s)

    Robert Howlett (1831-58) (photographer)

    George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592-1628)
  • 24.5 x 19.7 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Side arms (weapons)
              • Daggers