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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Caldesi, Blanford & Co

Giovanni Matteo Mario (1810-83) in 'Rigoletto' c.1880 copy of an original of c.1860

Carbon print | 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions) | RCIN 2913653

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Photograph of a full length portrait of the Italian opera singer Giovanni Matteo Mario (1810-83) standing, facing towards the camera. He looks towards the left. He places his right hand on top of a table and holds a plumed hat in his left hand. He is dressed as the Duke in 'Rigoletto'.

  • Creator(s)

    Caldesi, Blanford & Co (photographer)

    Previously attributed to Unknown Person (photographer)

    Giovanni Matteo Mario (1810-83)
  • annotation: Sir Mario as the Duke, in/ "Rigoletto" [beneath work]
  • 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

    9.6 x 6.1 cm (mount)

    8.8 x 5.5 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
        • photographs
          • cartes-de-visite
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Music
        • Musicians