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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


'Charles, Prince of Leiningen' (1804-56)

Apr 1855

Salted paper print | 21.5 x 17.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2906585

Photograph of a three-quarter length portrait of Charles, Prince of Leiningen (1804-56), standing, facing towards the camera. He turns his head slightly towards the right and gazes ahead, away from the camera. He poses with his right thumb in his waistcoat pocket and he rests his left hand on a table, upon which is a top hat.
  • Creator(s)

    Martin Laroche (1814-86) (photographer)

  • Charles Prince of Leinignen/ April 1855./ By Laroche.

  • 21.5 x 17.5 cm (image)

    28.2 x 22.9 cm (page dimensions)

  • Charles, Prince of Leiningen, April 1855 [Photographic Portraits. Vol 1/59 (1853-1857)]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume-Evening Dress(male)
            • Top hats
          • Formal dress