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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Mr Ryder (1814-85) as Bolingbroke


Hand coloured photograph | 22.5 x 17.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2909973

Hand coloured photograph of actor John Ryder as Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Hereford, in 'King Richard II', Act I, Scene III. Ryder wears gilt armour with Royal Standard tunic. 
  • Creator(s)

    Martin Laroche (1814-86) (photographer)

    Martin Laroche (1814-86) (colourist)

  • 22.5 x 17.5 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