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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Louisa Ruth Herbert (1831-1921)

c.1880 copy of an original of c.1860

Carbon print | 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions) | RCIN 2913641

Photograph of a full length portrait of the British actress Louisa Ruth Herbert (1831-1921) standing, facing right. She turns her head and looks towards the camera. She holds her hand together, beside her head, and rests both elbows on a plinth holding a column. She poses in front of a painted backdrop.

  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • Miss Herbert/ Reproduced

  • 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

    9.6 x 6.3 cm (mount)

    8.7 x 5.2 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert