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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

After Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s)

Henchman of Sir Charles Forbes (fl. 1857) 1887 copy after an original of Sep 1857

Carbon print | 15.0 x 11.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2906665

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Photograph of a full length portrait of the henchman of Sir Charles Forbes standing, facing towards the camera. He turns his head to the right and gazes ahead. He wears Highland dress with Tam o'Shanter hat. He holds large sword in his right hand. There are trees and a built structure in the background.
  • Creator(s)

    After Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s) (photographer)

    Hughes & Mullins (1883-1917) (photographer)

  • 15.0 x 11.8 cm (image)

    28.4 x 23.0 cm (page dimensions)

    29.5 x 24.5 x 6.0 cm (album)

  • Henchman of Sir Charles Forbes, 1857 [Photographic Portraits Vol.2/60 1852-1859]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Costume & National dress
          • Costume-Great Britain
            • Costume-Scotland
              • Scottish Highland Dress