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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


James Robertson Anderson (1811-95)

c.1880 copy of an original of c.1860

Carbon print | 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions) | RCIN 2913671

Photograph of a full length portrait of the Scottish actor James Robertson Anderson (1811-95) standing, facing a quarter to the left. He turns his head and looks towards the camera. He rests his right arm on a plinth beside him and holds an umbrella in his left hand. He poses in front of a painted backdrop depicting an interior scene.

  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • Mr James Anderson.


  • 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

    9.5 x 6.3 cm (mount)

    9.0 x 5.8 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert