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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

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Baron von Löwenfels 1860

Albumen print | 8.5 x 5.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2913956

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Photograph of a full length portrait of a man identified as Baron von Löwenfels, standing, facing towards the camera. He poses with his left fist on his hip and his right hand resting on a table. He has his legs crossed. A book and a top hat are positioned on the table beside him.

Eduard Edgar Schmidt-Löwel, Baron von Löwenfels, (1808-1892) was the illegitimate son of Grand Duchess Anna Feodorovna of Russia (1781-1860). He was enobled by his mother's brother Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1784-1844). 

  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • 8.5 x 5.2 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume-Evening Dress(male)
            • Top hats