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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Unknown Person

Michael William Balfe (1808-70) c. 1860

Albumen print | 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions) | RCIN 2913628

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Photograph of a full length portrait of the Irish composer Michael William Balfe (1808-70) standing, facing towards the camera. He turns his head slightly and looks to the right. He holds a cane in his right hand and holds a top hat in his left hand.

  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Michael William Balfe (1808-70)
  • annotation: Mr Balfe [beneath work]
  • 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

    9.6 x 6.3 cm (mount)

    8.7 x 5.5 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
        • photographs
          • cartes-de-visite
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Music
        • Musicians