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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

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'Cradle presented by the City of Paris to the Prince Imperiale' c.1856

Albumen print coloured with watercolour | 22 x 16.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2914269

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Hand-coloured photograph of the elaborately carved and decorated cradle made for the Prince Imperial, only child of Napoléon III, Emperor of the French, and presented by the City of Paris
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Napoléon, Prince Imperial of the French (1856-79)
  • 22 x 16.7 cm (image)

  • Commissioned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Beds
            • Cradles