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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

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Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88) c. 1861

Albumen print | 4.0 x 3.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2117423

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Photograph of a head and shoulder length portrait of Dr Ernst Becker. He faces towards the camera and turns his head slightly to the right, gazing away from the camera. He wears glasses, a bow tie, shirt, jacket and coat.

Becker was Prince Albert's Librarian. He was also a photographer and took many photographs of the royal household and royal children.

  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)
  • 4.0 x 3.0 cm (image)

  • Acquired Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Precision mechanisms & instruments
          • Spectacles