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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

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Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) c.1880 copy of an original of c.1860

Carbon print | 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions) | RCIN 2913625

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Photograph of a full length portrait of the German opera composer Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) seated at a table, facing three-quarters to the right. He turns his head and looks towards the camera. He holds a piece of paper on the table with his left hand and holds a pen in his right hand.

  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864)
  • annotation: Meyerbeer/ Reproduced [beneath work]
  • 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

    9.5 x 6.3 cm (mount)

    8.4 x 5.4 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

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