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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

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Adelaide Ristori (1822-1906) in 'Medea' c.1880 copy of an original of 1860

Carbon print | 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions) | RCIN 2913579

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Photograph of a full length portrait of the Italian actress Adelaide Ristori (1822-1906) standing, facing towards the camera. She turns her head slightly and looks to the left. She holds her hands together in front of her chest. Ristori is in costume as her character in the play 'Medea'. She wears a flowing, dark coloured dress and a light coloured shawl over her left shoulder.

  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Adelaide Ristori (1822-1906)
  • annotation: Mme Ristori, in "Medea"./ Reproduced. [beneath work]
  • 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

    9.6 x 6.0 cm (mount)

    8.8 x 5.4 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
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          • photograph albums
        • photographs
          • cartes-de-visite