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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

William Henry Southwell (1823-70)

King Edward VII (1841-1910) when Albert Edward, Prince of Wales 1860

Albumen print | 8.7 x 5.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2907751

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Photograph of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, standing, facing a quarter to the left. He looks ahead, away from the camera. He wears a morning coat and holds a top hat in his left hand. There is a plinth and drapery on the right side of the photograph.
  • Creator(s)

    William Henry Southwell (1823-70) (photographer)

    Previously attributed to Unknown Person (photographer)

    King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)
  • annotation: The Prince of Wales.- 1860. [beneath work]
  • 8.7 x 5.6 cm (image)

    9.6 x 6.2 cm (mount)

    23.1 x 18.2 cm (page dimensions)

    24.3 x 19.8 x 5.5 cm (album)

  • The Prince of Wales, 1860. [Album: Photographs. Royal Portraits, vol.47]

  • Acquired by Prince Albert, the Prince Consort

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • cartes-de-visite