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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Leopold I, King of the Belgians (1790-1865)


Albumen print | 8.6 x 5.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2907576

Photograph of a full length portrait of Leopold I, King of the Belgians (1790-1865), seated, facing three-quarters to the right. He holds a book in front of his body with both hands and gazes down at the book. He is seated at a small table.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • 8.6 x 5.4 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 King of the Belgians. [Album: Photographs. Royal Portraits, vol.47]

  • Acquired by Prince Albert, the Prince Consort

  • Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Photography
        • Photographs
          • Photograph albums
    • Philosophy & Psychology
      • Psychology
        • Physical and Mental Activities
          • Reading (activity)