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Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography

Ferdinand Jean de la Ferté Joubert (1810-84)

Portrait by Mr F Joubert 1860

Albumen print | 19.9 x 15.1 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2932792

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Photograph of an unidentified male by Mr Ferdinand Jean de la Ferté Joubert. The subject stands in three-quarters length and faces the viewer. His right arm rests on a small pile of books on a draped pedestal.

Ferdinand Joubert, was an inventor and photographer who was based in Bayswater, London and is credited with patenting the 'phototype'. He took this portrait in order to 'try the power of a new French lens.' This photograph was submitted to the Prince Consort in 1860.