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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 2913645

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)

  • No. 4 Do Do [Ditto]/ Reproduced

  • 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