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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Baron Carlo Marochetti (1805-67)


Albumen print | 8.8 x 5.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2913514

Photograph showing a full-length portrait of the Baron Carlo Marochetti standing facing front. He is posed with his left arm over the back of a chair and he holds a hat in his left hand. There is a table behind him, on which some books are placed.

Marochetti was an Italian-born French sculptor, living in both Italy and Paris. In 1848 he followed the exiled King Louis Philippe to Britain and lived and worked in London until his death. His chief works are sculptures of Queen Victoria, Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde in Waterloo Place and King Richard the Lionheart (a small bronze copy is in the Royal Collection, RCIN 44114), now in front of the Palace of Westminster. From 1864 he collaborated with Edwin Landseer on four bronze lions to be placed at the base of Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square. Marochetti was created Baron by the King of Sardinia.
  • Creator(s)

    Caldesi, Blanford & Co (photographer)

  • Baron Marochetti. 1860.

  • 8.8 x 5.6 cm (image)

    9.6 x 6.1 cm (mount)

    22.8 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Baron Marochetti, 1860 [in Photographs. Artists' Portraits. Volume 79]

  • Acquired by Prince Albert