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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


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 2913642

Photograph of a full length portrait of the British actor Alfred Sydney Wigan (1814-78) standing, facing left. He turns his head and looks towards the camera. He is dressed as Honori Disart in 'The Sole of St. Tropez' and wears a tall hat with a buckle, a long, light coloured coat, dark coloured waistcoat and trousers and calf-length boots. He poses in front of a painted backdrop.

  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • Mr Alfred Wigan, as "Henri Disart,"/ in "The Sole of St. Tropez." Reproduced.

  • 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

    9.7 x 6.3 cm (mount)

    8.8 x 5.2 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert