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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Don Juan, Comte de Montizón (1822–87)

Tiger bittern, London Zoo c. 1852

Salted paper print | 8.5 x 8.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2905545

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Photograph of a tiger bittern at London Zoo. The bittern stands facing towards the camera, its head turned three-quarters towards the right.  There is a wooden fence in the background. The bird appears to stand on rushes. 

Photograph is from a set of 43 photographs (2905515-2905557) of animals at London Zoo
  • Creator(s)

    Don Juan, Comte de Montizón (1822–87) (photographer)

    London Zoo
  • 8.5 x 8.7 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Birds
            • Waders
              • Bitterns