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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Camille Silvy (1834-1910)

George Byng, 7th Viscount Torrington (1812-84) 1860

Albumen print | 8.5 x 5.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2910707

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Photograph of a full length portrait of George Byng, 7th Viscount Torrington (1812-84) standing, facing slightly towards the right. He turns his head and looks towards the camera. He places his left hand on top of a balustrade located beside him. He holds a cane in his right hand. He poses in front of a painted backdrop.  

Byng was Lord-in-Waiting from 1837 to 1841, 1859 to 1884, was also Lord of the Bedchamber to Prince Albert and to King William IV.
  • Creator(s)

    Camille Silvy (1834-1910) (photographer)

    George Byng, 7th Viscount Torrington (1812-84)
  • annotation: Viscount Torrington./ 1860. [beneath work]
  • 8.5 x 5.3 cm (image)

    9.5 x 5.8 cm (mount)

    23.1 x 18.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

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        • albums
          • photograph albums
        • photographs