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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Camille Silvy (1834-1910)

General Sir Robert Gardiner (1781-1864) 1861

Albumen print | 8.6 x 5.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2910796

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Photograph of a full length portrait of General Sir Robert Gardiner (1781-1864) seated, facing three-quarters to the left. He turns his head and looks towards the camera. He leans his left arm on what appears to be a stand, and places his right hand in his lap. He wears the Order of Bath.

Gardiner was Principal Equerry to Prince Leopold of Coburg, later King Leopold I.
  • Creator(s)

    Camille Silvy (1834-1910) (photographer)

    General Sir Robert Gardiner (1781-1864)
  • annotation: General Sir Robt Gardiner/ 1861. [beneath work]
  • 8.6 x 5.7 cm (image)

    9.6 x 6.2 cm (mount)

    23.1 x 18.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
        • photographs
    • Genealogy and Heraldry
      • Orders (honour)
        • Order of the Bath (Great Britain)