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Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography

After André Adolfe Eugène Disdéri (1819-89)

'Viscount Canning'; Charles Canning, Earl Canning (1812-62) 1868 after an 1855 original

Carbon print of an original album photograph | 8.1 x 4.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2800746

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Photograph of a full length portrait of the Viscount Canning (1812-62) standing, facing a quarter to the right. He gazes ahead, away from the camera, and places his right hand in his pocket. He wears a light colour shirt, dark colour bow tie, dark colour jacket, light colour trousers and dark leather shoes. He holds a top hat and cane in his left hand.

The photographer Disdéri patented his invention of the carte de visite, a small albumen photograph mounted on thick card. The carte de visite would become internationally famous.
  • Creator(s)

    After André Adolfe Eugène Disdéri (1819-89) (photographer)

    William Bambridge (1810-79) (photographer)

    Charles John Canning, 1st Earl Canning (1812-62)
  • 8.1 x 4.1 cm (image)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume-Evening Dress(male)
            • Top hats