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Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography

William Morris Grundy (1806-59)

Reclining Smoker c.1857

Albumen print | 17.0 x 20.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2906231

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Photograph of a full length portrait of a male figure reclining on an animal pelt with his right hand supporting his head. He wears a head covering and holds a long cane in his left hand. In the foreground lies a reed mat near the man's feet and in the background is an open tent made from rushes or reeds.

Another copy of this photograph is reproduced in G Baldwin, 'Roger Fenton - Pasha and Bayadere' (1996), p.64, where it is dated c1858 and identified as a salt print, in the collection of the International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY.
  • Creator(s)

    William Morris Grundy (1806-59) (photographer)

  • 17.0 x 20.2 cm (image)

  • Study - Arab [Reclining Smoker]

  • From an album of photographs collected and arranged by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Costume & National dress
          • Costume-Asia
            • Costume-Middle East
              • Arab costume
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Decorative techniques & surface decoration
        • Reeded
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Grasses
            • Reeds
      • Biological sciences
        • Anthropology, Nationality & People
          • Arabs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Travel Goods
          • Tents