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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Attributed to Frederick Holland Mares

'Entrance to Royal Hospital, Dublin' c.1880 after an original of c.1860

Carbon print | 7.6 x 7.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2320085

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Photograph of the entrance to the Royal Hospital, Dublin. A number of people, including soldiers and a child, stand outside the entrance.

The Royal Hospital was founded in 1684. The building now houses the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

A carbon copy is adhered on top of the original albumen print. Carbon prints are more stable compared to albumen prints, the latter prone to fading. Carbon copies were therefore created for posterity.

  • Creator(s)

    Attributed to Frederick Holland Mares (photographer)

    Attributed to James Simonton (photographer)

    Royal Hospital [Dublin]
  • 7.6 x 7.3 cm (image)

    17.2 x 13.0 cm (mount)

  • From an album compiled by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Hospitals
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ireland
          • Dublin [Ireland]