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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Mr Walter Lacy  and Mr Ryder a


Hand coloured photograph | 22.5 x 18.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2909974

Hand coloured photograph of actors Walter Lacy and John Ryder as John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, and Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Hereford, in 'King Richard II', Act I, Scene III. Lacy and Ryder are acompanied by three other male actors, two are in armour and one wears a turban.
  • Creator(s)

    Martin Laroche (1814-86) (photographer)

    Martin Laroche (1814-86) (colourist)

  • 22.5 x 18.3 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