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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

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Alfred Sydney Wigan (1814-78) in 'The Sole of St. Tropez' c.1880 copy of an original of c.1860

Carbon print | 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions) | RCIN 2913645

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Photograph of a full length portrait of the British actor Alfred Sydney Wigan (1814-78) seated at a table, facing right. He looks into a mirror positioned on the table. His mouth is open, as if in shock. He is dressed as Honori Disart in 'The Sole of St. Tropez' and wears what appears to be a dressing gown. He poses in front of a painted backdrop.

  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Alfred Sydney Wigan (1814-78)
  • annotation: No. 4 Do Do [Ditto]/ Reproduced [beneath work]
  • 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

    9.6 x 6.1 cm (mount)

    8.8 x 5.2 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

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