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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Mr Charles Kean (1811-68) as King Richard II


Hand coloured photograph | 22.5 x 18.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2909970

Hand coloured photograph of actor Charles Kean as King Richard II in the homonymous play by William Shakespeare, Act I, Scene I.
Kean is seated on a throne on a raised platform, facing towards the camera. He wears a blue tunic with gold and white patterning, a red velvet robe lined with ermine and a crown. He holds a sceptre.
  • Creator(s)

    Martin Laroche (1814-86) (photographer)

    Martin Laroche (1814-86) (colourist)

  • 22.5 x 18.2 cm (image)

  • Given to Queen Victoria by Prince Albert as a Christmas gift

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        • Toys and Decorations
          • Theatrical costumes