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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Jules Devaux (1828-86)


Albumen print, carte de visite | 8.5 x 5.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2913910

Photograph of a full length portrait of Jules Devaux standing, facing three-quarters to the left. He turns his head slightly and looks towards the camera. He holds a cane in his right hand and places his left hand in his pocket. He poses in front of a painted backdrop.

Devaux was secretary to Leopold II, King of the Belgians.

  • Creator(s)

    Unknown (photographer)

  • 8.5 x 5.2 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Travel Goods
          • Walking sticks
            • Canes