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Prince Albert recognised the importance of photography to record and document notable exhibitions and works of art


'Enamel by Léonard Limosin'

c. 1855

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864526

Photograph of a oval enamel plaque of a young nobleman from the collection of the Louvre, Paris (MR 2580). Created in Limoges during the sixteenth century, the bust-length portrait depicts the bearded man facing a quarter to the left and gazing ahead. He wears a dark doublet paired with a plumed cap on his head. A pendant of the Order of St Michel hangs from his neck.

The work has been attributed to Léonard Limosin (c.1506-1577).

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)


    After? Limosin, Léonard (artist)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert