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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Camille Silvy (1834-1910)

George Cooke (1807-63) in 'The Base Imposter'   c.1860

Albumen print | 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions) | RCIN 2913545

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Photograph of a full length portrait of the actor George Cooke (1807-63) standing, facing towards the camera. He holds a cup and saucer with both hands in front of his body. He is dressed in costume for the play 'The Base Imposter'. There is a mirror behind him, reflecting a vision of the back of his head.

  • Creator(s)

    Camille Silvy (1834-1910) (photographer)

    George Cooke (1807-1863)
  • annotation: Mr. G. Cooke, in The Base Imposter." [beneath work]
  • 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

    9.4 x 6.3 cm (mount)

    8.9 x 5.8 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

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