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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Unknown Person

Elizabeth Lucy , Countess of Desart (1822-98) 1859

Albumen print | 7.5 x 5.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2910641

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Photograph of a full length portrait of Elizabeth Lucy, Countess of Desart (1822-98) seated at a table, facing three-quarters to the left. She turns her head and looks towards the camera. He rests her right arm on the table and places her right hand on her face.

The Countess was
Lady of the Bedchamber between 1845 and 1864.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Elizabeth Lucy Desart (1822-98)
  • annotation: Countess of Desart. [beneath work]
  • 7.5 x 5.8 cm (image)

    9.3 x 6.1 cm (mount)

    23.1 x 18.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
        • photographs