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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Ferdinand II, King of Portugal (1816-85)

Boas Festas dated 1839

Etching | 20.7 x 17.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 2506470

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An etching from an album of portraits containing prints and photographs: the central scene shows a little girl seated on the ground holding an apple, with a dog at her knee. Surrounding the scene are numerous small vignettes showing different domestic scenes. Signed and dated. Inscription in pencil below: Pour ma chére cousine Victoria.