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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

C Schenck : Jena

Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804-81) c.1860

Albumen print | 8.7 x 5.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2913847

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Photograph of a full length portrait of Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804-81) standing, facing slightly towards the left. He leans his right arm against a plinth located beside him and tucks his right hand into his coat. He holds a hat in his left hand.  

  • Creator(s)

    C Schenck : Jena (photographer)

    Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804-81)
  • annotation: Prof. SCHLEIDEN/ (Physiolog.) [beneath work]
    annotation: [blue pencil] Prof. Schleiden (Physiolog.)/

    [black ink, stamped] PHOTOGRAPHISCHLS INSTITUT/ C. SCHENCK/ JENA [verso]
  • 8.7 x 5.2 cm (image)

    11.3 x 6.8 cm (mount)

    22.7 x 17.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria.

    From a volume of photographs initially compiled by Prince Albert.

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