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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 17.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2909983

Hand coloured photograph of actor Charles Kean as King Richard II in the homonymous play, Act IV, Scene II. Kean wears a red tunic and a black short cape. He faces towards the camera and holds his hands together in front of his body.
  • Creator(s)

    Martin Laroche (1814-86) (photographer)

    Martin Laroche (1814-86) (colourist)

  • 22.5 x 17.7 cm (image)

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

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Toys and Decorations
          • Theatrical costumes