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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Attributed to Frederick Holland Mares

'The Custom House, Dublin' c.1880 after an original of c.1860

Carbon print | 7.5 x 7.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2320083

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Photograph of a view of the Custom House, Dublin, taken from the docks. There is a sailing ship moored in the middle ground, on the left. In the foreground, a man is seated on the edge of stone quay, facing away from the camera. He wears dark colour clothing and a dark colour hat.

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)

  • 7.5 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
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ireland
          • Dublin [Ireland]
            • Custom House [Dublin]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Ships
            • Sailing ships