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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Charles Selby (c.1802-63)

circa 1860

Albumen print | 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions) | RCIN 2913687

Photograph of a full length portrait of the English actor and playwright Charles Selby (c.1802-63) seated, facing towards the camera. He looks towards the left. He places his right arm on a nearby table and places his left hand on his knee.

  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • Mr C. Selby

  • 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

    9.6 x 6.3 cm (mount)

    8.6 x 5.6 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

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