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Photographs 1842-61

Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography


From the picture of Signor Luigi Lablache (1794-1858) by Franz Winterhalter


Albumen print | 16.0 x 13.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2905887

Photograph of a painted portrait by Winterhalter of Signor Lablache, head and shoulders length, facing the viewer. The original portrait by Winterhalter was described by Queen Victoria as 'a speaking likeness' of the celebrated bass-baritone Luigi Lablache (1794-1858). For over twenty years during the summer season Lablache gave the Queen singing lessons - she is said to have had a clear soprano voice - and in her Journal she regularly recounts her delight when seeing him perform on stage in his many guises.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    After Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73) (artist)

  • 16.0 x 13.3 cm (image)

  • Collected and arranged by Prince Albert