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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Jules Van Praet (1806-78)


Albumen print, carte de visite | 8.5 x 5.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2913909

Photograph of a full length portrait of Jules Van Praet standing, facing slightly towards the left. He leans against an arm chair, positioned behind him. He gazes to the left. He holds a cane in his right hand and a glove in his gloved left hand.

Van Praet was personal secretary to Leopold I, 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
        • Clothing
          • Gloves