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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

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Francesca Cerrito (1817-1909) c.1880 copy of an original of c.1860

Carbon print | 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions) | RCIN 2913633

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Photograph of a full length portrait of the Italian ballet dancer and choreographer Francesca Cerrito (1817-1909) standing, facing right. She turns her head slightly towards the camera and gazes to the right. She holds what appears to be a hat of muff in her left hand and leans her left arm on a plinth. She places her right hand on top of the plinth.

  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Francesca Cerrito (1817-1909)
  • annotation: Mme Cerito./ Reproduced. [beneath work]
  • 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

    9.7 x 6.3 cm (mount)

    8.7 x 5.2 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

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