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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Émile-Jean-Horace Vernet (1789-1863)


Albumen print | 22.8 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions) | RCIN 2913522

Photograph of a full length portrait of Émile-Jean-Horace Vernet, commonly known as Horace Vernet, seated with his right leg over his left. He faces slightly towards the left and gazes towards the right. He has a long beard and moustache.

Vernet came from a long line of French artists and was a celebrated painter of battles, portraits and Orientalist Arab subjects. He was born in the Louvre apartments during the French Revolution.  Queen Victoria acquired a painting by him as a Christmas gift for Prince Albert called Zouaves at the Malakoff (RCIN 406470), which depicts an important moment in the Siege of Sebastopol during the Crimean War of 1855.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)


    Émile-Jean-Horace Vernet (1789-1863)
  • annotation:
    Horace Vernet. 1860. [beneath work]

  • 22.8 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

    9.6 x 6.3 cm (mount)

    8.7 x 5.3 cm (image)

  • Horace Vernet, 1860 [in Photographs. Artists' Portraits. Volume 79]

  • Acquried by Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • People
      • Artists
    Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
        • photographs
          • cartes-de-visite