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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


George Cooke (1807-1863) in 'The Porter's Knot'

c.1880 copy of an original of c.1860

Carbon print | 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions) | RCIN 2913543

Photograph of a full length portrait of the English actor George Cooke (1807-63) seated on a stool, facing towards the camera. He holds a cane in his right hand, resting his left arm on top. Cooke is dressed for his role in the play 'The Porter's Knot'.

  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • Reproduced. Mr G. Cooke in "The Porters Knot."

  • 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

    9.5 x 6.3 cm (mount)

    9.1 x 5.8 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert