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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

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Friedrich Wilhelm IV, King of Prussia (1795-1861) 1857

Carbon photographic print | 26.6 x 20.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2936897

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Photograph of a full length formal portrait of Friedrich Wilhelm IV, standing, facing towards the camera. He turns his head slightly and looks to the left. He wears a Prussian military uniform. His left hand rests on his hip and he holds a spiked helmet in his right hand. 

Re-photographed in carbon at a later date.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Frederick William IV, King of Prussia (1795-1861)
  • 26.6 x 20.5 cm (image)

  • Friedrich Wilhelm IV, King of Prussia, 1857. (Reprinted at a later date). [ERP German Vol.3]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs