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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

André Adolfe Eugène Disdéri (1819-89)

General and Mrs Bruce 1860

Albumen print | 8.6 x 5.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2910657

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Photograph of a full length double portrait of Katherine Mary Bruce (1824-89) and her husband General Robert Bruce (1812-62). Robert Bruce is seated on a chair, facing towards the camera. He looks down at a book he holds open with both hands. Katherine Bruce stands beside him, similarly looking down at the book.

  • Creator(s)

    André Adolfe Eugène Disdéri (1819-89) (photographic agency)

    Disdéri et Cie. : 8 Boulevart des Italiens, Paris (photographic agency)

    Katherine Mary Bruce (1824-89)
    Major-General Robert Bruce (1813-62)
  • annotation: General Mrs Bruce. [beneath work]
  • 8.6 x 5.3 cm (image)

    9.7 x 6.0 cm (mount)

    23.1 x 18.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

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