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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Unknown Person

Fernando II, King Consort of Portugal (1816-85) 1861

Albumen print | 8.6 x 5.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2907952

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Photograph of King Ferdinand standing and facing towards the camera. He wears a military uniform, sash and insignia star, possibly Triple Order-Royal. He places his right hand on a helmet, positioned on top of a table on the left side of the photograph.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Ferdinand II, King of Portugal (1816-85)
  • annotation: King Ferdinand of Portugal./ (Father of the King)/ (1861) [beneath work]
  • 8.6 x 5.5 cm (image)

    9.6 x 5.9 cm (mount)

    23.0 x 18.2 cm (page dimensions)

    24.2 x 20.0 x 5.5 cm (album)

  • King Ferdinand of Portugal (Father of the King) 1861. [Album: Photographs. Royal Portraits, vol.48]

  • Acquired by Prince Albert, the Prince Consort

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • cartes-de-visite
    • Genealogy and Heraldry
      • Heraldry
        • Insignia (heraldic)
          • Insignia-Stars (heraldic)
      • Orders (honour)
        • Order-Triple Order (Portugal)