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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

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Dion Boucicault (c. 1820-90) c.1880 copy of an original of c.1860

Carbon print | 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions) | RCIN 2913686

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Photograph of a full length portrait of the Irish actor and playwright Dion Boucicault (c. 1820-90) standing, facing towards the camera. He turns his head slightly and looks to the left. He points to the left with his right hand and leans his left arm on a bookshelf. He poses in front of a painted backdrop depicting an interior scene.

  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Dion Boucicault (c. 1820-90)
  • annotation: Mr Dion Boucicault./ Reproduced. [beneath work]
  • 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

    9.5 x 6.3 cm (mount)

    8.8 x 5.3 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
        • photographs
          • cartes-de-visite
    • Language, Linguistics and Literature
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