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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Alfred Sydney Wigan (1814-78) in 'The Sole of St. Tropez'

circa 1860

Albumen print | 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions) | RCIN 2913646

Photograph of a full length portrait of the British actor Alfred Sydney Wigan (1814-78) seated at a table, facing towards the left. He points to the left with his right hand and lens his left arm on the table. He is dressed as Honori Disart in 'The Sole of St. Tropez' and wears what appears to be a dressing gown and slippers. He poses in front of a painted backdrop.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • No 5. Do Do [Ditto]

  • 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

    9.6 x 6.3 cm (mount)

    8.6 x 5.1 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert