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Exhibitions and records of works of art

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




Albumen print? | RCIN 2160788

Photograph of a drawing by Delaroche, created in 1844 in Rome. This half-length portrait of Alphonse de Lamartine (1790-1869) depicts the French writer facing a quarter to the left, his hands crossed below his chest. He wears a cravate and a jacket with broad collar.

  • Creator(s)

    After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856) (artist)

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert