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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


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

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)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • Sir Mario as the Duke, in/ "Rigoletto"

  • 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

  • Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Music
        • Musicians