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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Camille Silvy (1834-1910)

Horace Wigan (c.1851-85) in the 'Benicia Boy' c. 1860

Albumen print | 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions) | RCIN 2913605

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Photograph of a full length portrait of Horace Wigan (c.1851-85) standing, facing right, his face captured in profile. He holds both hands up in front of his chest, forming fists as if ready to fight. He poses beside a sign reading 'B.B.'. Wigan's stance refers to his character in the 'Benicia Boy', a play referring to the American fighter John C. Heenan (1834-73).

  • Creator(s)

    Camille Silvy (1834-1910) (photographer)

    Horace Wigan (c.1851-85)
  • annotation: H. Wigan in the 'Benicia Boy' [beneath work]
  • 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

    9.4 x 6.2 cm (mount)

    8.9 x 5.8 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
        • photographs
          • cartes-de-visite
    • Language, Linguistics and Literature
      • Literature
        • Drama
          • Benicia Boy, The-actors/actresses in roles