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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

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Karl Friedrich Lucian Samwer (1819-82) 1874 after an original of 1860

Albumen print | 8.5 x 5.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2913980

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Photograph of a full length portrait of Karl Friedrich Lucian Samwer standing, facing towards the camera. He places his left hand on a plinth positioned beside him. A vase is located on top of the plinth.

Samwer was Librarian to Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.