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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Charles James Mathews (1803-78)

circa 1860

Albumen print | 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions) | RCIN 2913647

Photograph of a full length portrait of the British actor Charles James Mathews (1803-78) standing, facing towards the camera. He looks to the left. He holds a top hat in front of him. He poses in front of a gate leading to the door to a building.

  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • Mr Charles Matthews

  • 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

    9.5 x 6.3 cm (mount)

    8.6 x 5.1 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Language, Linguistics and Literature
      • Literature
        • Drama
          • Dramatists