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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


John Prescott Knight (1803-81)


Albumen print | 8.7 x 5.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2913518

Photograph of a full-length portrait of JP Knight standing, facing three-quarters to the left and looking to the front. He is depicted holding a newspaper open with both hands.

Knight was a portrait painter and was Secretary of the Royal Academy between 1848-1871. There is a portrait by him of Philip, Count of Flanders in the Royal Collection (RCIN 402016).
  • Creator(s)

    Caldesi, Blanford & Co (photographer)

  • J. P. Knight. 1860.

  • 8.7 x 5.5 cm (image)

    9.6 x 6.2 cm (mount)

    22.8 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • J.P. Knight, R.A., 1860 [in Photographs. Artists' Portraits. Volume 79]

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Artists