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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Ludwig Angerer (1827-79)

Baron and Baroness Heinrich von Hess c.1860

Albumen print | 8.7 x 5.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2913723

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Photograph of a full length double portrait of Baron Heinrich Hermann Josef Freiherr von Hess (1788-1870), on the right, and his wife Baroness Hess. The couple stand arm in arm, facing towards the camera. The Baron wears a military uniform and holds a cane in his left hand. They pose in front of a painted backdrop.
  • Creator(s)

    Ludwig Angerer (1827-79) (photographer)

    Heinrich Hermann Josef Freiherr von Hess (1788-1870)
    Frau Hess
  • annotation: F.M. Baron Hess & seine Frau. [beneath work]
  • 8.7 x 5.6 cm (image)

    9.6 x 6.2 cm (mount)

    22.7 x 17.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

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