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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Mr Ryder (1814-85) as Bolingbroke


Hand coloured photograph | 22.6 x 18 cm (image) | RCIN 2909976

Hand coloured photograph of actor John Ryder as Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Hereford, in 'King Richard II', Act II, Scene III. Ryder wears a black velvet tunic and armour. Three other male actors, a young boy, a man in armour and spear and a man with a crossbow, stand around him. 
  • Creator(s)

    Martin Laroche (1814-86) (photographer)

    Martin Laroche (1814-86) (colourist)

  • 22.6 x 18 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