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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

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Horace Wigan (c.1851-85) in 'Boots at the Swan' c.1880 copy of an original of c.1860

Carbon print | 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions) | RCIN 2913663

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Photograph of a full length portrait of the British actor Horace Wigan (c.1851-85) standing, facing slightly towards the right. He turns his head and looks towards the camera. He is dressed in costume as a character from 'Boots at the Swan's. He appears to hold a lollipop to his mouth.

  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Horace Wigan (c.1851-85)
  • annotation: Mr Horace Wigan in "Boots at the Swan."/ Reproduced. [beneath work]
  • 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

    9.6 x 6.3 cm (mount)

    8.8 x 5.2 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

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