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After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856)

'Mr le comte de Pourtalès Gorgier' 1857-58

Albumen print? | RCIN 2160792

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Photograph of a painting by Paul Delaroche, created in 1846 and now in the collection of the Louvre, Paris (Inv. no. RF 1998-1). This three-quarter length portrait of James-Alexandre de Pourtalès (1776-1855) depicts the Swiss-born banker in his residence at n° 7, rue Tronchet, Paris. De Pourtalès is shown standing in front of a fireplace, the mantelshelf of which is cluttered with decorative objects. He faces slightly to the left and gazes upwards to the right, his hands clasped over his stomach. 

  • Creator(s)

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

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

    Pourtalés-Gorgier, Comte de
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs