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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

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Baron Henri Leys (1815-69) 1860

Albumen print | 8.7 x 5.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2913527

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Photograph of a full length portrait of Henri Leys seated, facing slightly towards the left. He turns his head to look at the camera. Leys holds a walking stick in his right hand and places his left hand on his lap.

Leys was an influential Belgian artist who painted historical and romantic scenes and was a pioneer of the Realist movement in Belgium. His painting The Forge (RCIN 404182) is in the Royal Collection.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Henri Leys (1815-69)
  • annotation: Henri Leys. 1860. [beneath work]
  • 8.7 x 5.5 cm (image)

    9.6 x 6.3 cm (mount)

    22.8 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Henri Leys, 1860 [in Photographs. Artists' Portraits. Volume 79]

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

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