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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


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 2913578

Photograph of a full length portrait of the Italian actress Adelaide Ristori (1822-1906) standing, facing towards the camera. She turns her head towards the right and gazes ahead. She raises her left arm and points forward. She wears a flowing, dark coloured dress. She is dressed in costume as her character in the play 'Medea'.

  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • Mme Ristori, in "Medea"/ Reproduced

  • 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