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Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography

Thomas Rodger (1833-83)

The Daft Fiddler c.1858

Salted paper print | 17.6 x 13.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2906251

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Photograph of a full length portrait of two men, depicting a comedic scene. On the left is a man seated on the rung of a ladder mimicking the playing of a fiddle using a bellows as the fiddle and a broomstick as the bow. On the right sits a man, right side profile, wearing a checked suit and playing a real fiddle. In the background hang two saws and a hat from the door frame of a building.
  • Creator(s)

    Thomas Rodger (1833-83) (photographer)

  • 17.6 x 13.7 cm (image)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Music
        • Musical instruments
          • Fiddles
        • Musicians
          • Violinists