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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Napoleon III (1808-73)


Albumen print | 18.7 x 14.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2906588

Photograph of a three-quarter length portrait of Napoleon III (1808-73), standing, facing slightly towards the right. He gazes, ahead, away from the camera. He wears a ceremonial uniform with a sash, shoulder lapels and medals. He holds his hat in his left hand. Photograph signed by creator.
  • Creator(s)

    Mayer Frères (photographer)

  • 18.7 x 14.5 cm (image)

    28.2 x 22.9 cm (page dimensions)

  • Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1854 [Photographic Portraits. Vol 1/59 (1853-1857)]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms